As decision time looms in her contract negotiations with Dana White, fans are left wondering when they will see Gina again. Will it be in the octagon or will it be on the silver-screen? Assuming she signs, who will she fight first? As she is coming upon the figurative fork-in-the-road that will ultimately shape her MMA legacy, everyone is watching to see what route she will take.
Much speculation has already been made about an immediate title match or superfight against Ronda Rousey. According to a majority of MMA media and fans alike, such a fight would be considered a squash match in favor of Rousey. With Rousey’s reign of domination, it is not hard to see why, especially considering that Gina has not fought for almost 5 years and coming off a devastating lost against Cristiane Justino (Cyborg). A best case scenario for her is an upset-of-the-decade style win that would propel her back into MMA superstardom and cementing her legacy while likely earning ire of the entire womens division. Worst case scenario? a humiliating loss, the likes we haven’t seen since Royce Gracie fought Matt Hughes on UFC 60 in his infamous comeback fight. There are a couple good arguments for the likely-hood of such a match though. The main one being how much money will be made for all parties involved. The other being that her past issues with weight cutting would her make her a prime candidate for a catch-weight superfight; one that would presumably be a one-off non-title affair.
But there is another option: A less popular and a novel idea that Gina could, just maybe, string together some wins in the UFC that would earn her a shot at the champion. Perhaps in the world of competitive sports, this would make the most sense. But of course this is the UFC we’re dealing with here. An organization that is able to groom their fighters from the bottom up to reach their full potential (Jon Jones, Connor Mcgregor) OR where superfights can be made at a moments notice regardless of fighter rankings or weight divisions (think Chael Sonnen vs Jon Jones/Anderson Silva or James Irving vs Anderson Silva). The UFC caters to both sports aficionados and spectacle watchers alike, taking a page from boxing and another from the WWE.
Until the dotted line is signed, who is to say what will happen? However, if UFC history repeats itself, all bets point to the big money trail leading to the giant mountain of cash called Carano vs Rousey.
The Central New York Hub for Emerging Nano Industries underwent groundbreaking for its new facility in Syracuse, New York. Movie production company The Film House has begun scouting the site for Gina Carano’s latest project - The Opium War. A post-apocalyptic look (think Mad Max flicks of the 1970′s & 80′s) is envisioned for the sci-fi film. Plans to start shooting is projected for the middle of September. Also cast is Gina’s In The Blood co-star, Stephen Lang. (for more info – Ktampone@syracuse.com)
Gina Carano’s In The Blood was #9 in the top 10 DVD/Blu-Ray sales for the first week of this month. It joins the likes of: Lone Survivor, Frozen, True Blood: season 6, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, & more. All of which are from top brands, had huge budgets, & were widely released. CONGRATULATIONS TO: @GinaCarano, Director – John Stockwell, @amaury_nolasco, @officialDannyT, @CamGigandet, @IamLuisGuzman, @YvetteYates, @IsmaelC_C, @OscarGuerrero3, Ben Bray – imdb, Eddie J Fernandez – imdb, Paloma Louvat – imdb, @IAmStephenLang, @CashWarren, the rest of the cast/crew, @MoviePackageCo & @Anchor_Bay
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These are just a few of the moments of Gina having fun and taking care of business on set. The ‘IN THE BLOOD’ extra featurette runs just under 20 minutes and includes behind-the-scenes clips of: Gina, Stephen Lang, Amaury Nolasco & more. You can order your DVD or Blu Ray (/dvd & digital copy combo) at online & major retail outlets.
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family, fighting, her background, In The Blood, and more. &
as you guessed, she was her usual charming & lovable self.
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(video courtesy: ArsenioHall.com)
info: go to the official facebook page of Gina Carano’s new movie – IN THE BLOOD – for local showings
Click the pic, then click “in theaters”. In the Blood can also be viewed from the comfort of your home through: ITunes, Comcast Xfinity, OnDemand, GooglePlay, Playstation and Microsoft Xbox console networks, & more – click the “on demand” section after being redirected.
“I know what fans want, I know what
people want, but I’m
always going to remain
true to myself as much as
(courtesy: USAToday – Brian Truitt)
…While Carano’s proud of all the fight scenes she’s done, she doesn’t think people understand how hard it is to reach a moment of strong emotion for an actress.
“All of a sudden, you start watching movies and you realize how many actors and actresses do this daily,” Carano says. “But you see, ‘OK, I like how that person becomes emotional’ or ‘That actress is an emotional mess in every movie and that must be exhausting.’ It just opened my eyes on acting.”
After a few acting performances under your belt, what was special about In the Blood?
- I had just come off of Fast 6 so when I did In the Blood it was a completely different production. It was a smaller budget and it was hard work being on every single day — I’m in almost every single frame of the movie. (Laughs)
I kind of like stuff like that. I like being able to be involved, and when you get on one of those bigger films, all the pressure is on everybody else. The pressure’s on the stars of the show or the movie or the director or the producers, and they’ve got that much money they have to be responsible for.
But when you get on a smaller production, you feel more of the weight of the pressure and you’re that much more passionate to make it go well.
Listen to Gina Carano talk about her latest movie In the Blood, mma & more.
interview at 01:18:35 -to- 01:35:43
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Also checkout Gina’s foxsports interview with @DamonMartin (CLICK HERE)
Check out this awesome preview clip of Gina Carano’s new movie – “In the Blood”. It releases in theatres and on intunes & indemand on April 4th.
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