EliteXC amuses and infuriates me at the same time with the way they book their female fighters. There are lots of very talented and experienced women out there who need a place to compete against eachother, but for the most part EliteXC seems more interested in searching for the next Gina Carano: another hotty who bangs hard.
One person who was brought in for a tryout was the 1-0 Melanie Lacroix (above to the right), who won her first ShoXC bout in April but then took a three round whupping at the hands of Katrina Alendal (pictured above on the left). Alendal came into the fight with a 1-3 record, making me wonder if she wasn’t supposed to be a softball for Lacroix. Things didn’t quite work out though – check out the Sherdog photo gallery of the fight … it’s practically a flipbook of pain from start to finish.
I don’t want to imply that barbie chicks can’t fight … but because of the way EliteXC books women, I’m uber-skeptical of anyone that looks more like a model than a fighter. I just wish that experience and talent didn’t take such a hardcore backseat to looks.