Kimbo Slice and Gina Carano Out of a Job
As news of EliteXC and its parent company Pro Elite spreads that they are closing shop, fans are now concerned with the future of their key fighters, namely Gina Carano and Kimbo Slice. With poor management overspending and the lack of knowledge to succeed in the MMA business, it was just a matter of time before the organization would fail. The organization itself was very unpopular among die-hard MMA fans due to a number of controversial calls made during Kimbo’s fights. It was clear the calls favored the marketable “Internet Warrior”, an average fighter who gained fame by posting his bare-knuckle street fights on YouTube prior to becoming a professional. Dana White, the president of UFC, had clearly stated in the past that this was the image that he’d been working hard for his whole life to stay away from.
In my opinion, any legitimate promoter shouldn’t/wouldn’t hire the likes of Kimbo Slice, especially after his embarrassing loss to Seth Petruzelli, who was originally brought in by EliteXC to lose the fight. In contrast, Gina Carano, also known as “Crush” from NBC’s American Gladiators, has a lot of fights under her belt and an insatiable sexiness that no straight guy can get enough of. I’m hoping the big dogs like UFC/WEC or Affliction will establish a female division so that her fans can see her in action in the octagon again.
Epic Carnival isn’t too worried about Carano’s future prospects, “I’m sure she won’t have any problems landing somewhere else. I’m just holding out hope that ‘somewhere’ is actually my bed.”