Gina, who is openly laughed at, insulted, and ridiculed in front of crowds before fights, realizes she will have to cowgirl up in order to silence her taunters and she lets her fists do the talking.Her Muay Thai career is comprised of an impressive 12 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw and she becomes the first American woman to win a title in Thailand.
Gina is of three sixteenths Italian descent, and her other roots include English, Scottish, Dutch, and German.The middle child of three close-knit girls, Casey being a year older and Christie, the youngest, Gina is their self-proclaimed bodyguard and highly protective of them. Growing up in Las Vegas, Gina, a natural born athlete and rambunctious tomboy, studied gymnastics, jazz, tap, ballet, rode horses, whooped up on her male cousins for fun at family gatherings, and wrestled and played football with the neighborhood boys.Julie and Gina became training partners and good friends and remain so to this day.Gina's popularity skyrockets and she is crowned "The Face of Women's MMA" a title she doesn't particularly care for since it detracts from other women in the sport. Critics, some of them other female fighters, complain that she is using sex appeal to further her career, that she is compensating for something she is lacking in the ring, that what she is doing is disrespectful to the sport, but fans can't seem to get enough of the imposing brunette. Little girls and women find her an inspirational combination of beauty, strength, and power.Levine believed gender didn't matter and he wanted to give the two women a nationwide platform to show what they could do.
Gina, under the moniker "Conviction", trained relentlessly for the history-making bout, weighing in at a muscular 135 pounds.
In December 2006, she faced Elaina Maxwell in what was their second fight against each other, the first time being in a Muay Thai bout.
The fight went 3 rounds and showcased Gina's powerful overhand right and improved grappling skills. February 10, 2007 -- In what is billed the "Fight of the Night" and the first televised female fight on Showtime, she faced Julie Kedzie.
(65.8 kg.) Coming into the fight with only a three-week training camp, Carano weighed in at 144.5 lbs. More criticism : A sportswriter reporting on the Carano vs.
(65.5 kg.) In spite of everyone's dire predictions, she dominates and the fight is stopped at the end of the second round. Young fight voices his suspicion that Gina's opponents must be handpicked to make sure of the outcome and that she is too pretty to fight.
In 1984, he was the starting quarterback for the USFL Pittsburgh Maulers.