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Good sign for WMMA?

Strikeforce’s sale to the UFC might be bad news for women’s MMA, but at least one female fighter has already been welcomed into the new company with open arms. No cookie for you if you guess who, but hey … at least getting it right means you aren’t retarded.

Gina Carano, a female mixed martial artist with a huge fan base will be in New York City on March 23 to help promote UFC Personal Trainer for Xbox 360 Kinect, PlayStation Move and Nintendo Wii.

The game is going to feature a bunch of UFC fighters, trainers, and octagon girls. It looks like a lot of the footage used for the fitness game was &feature=player_embedded” target=”_blank”>filmed back in October but could we be seeing the possibility of Gina Carano getting quickly shoehorned in there? It could add a well needed dose of hotness to things – well, if she’s gotten a chance to use the game for a while before being put in it.

This is also a small sign that the UFC at least recognizes Gina as a potential money maker, and if they’re willing to build her up properly then they might not shitcan the rest of the women’s divisions. Strikeforce has consistantly mangled every opportunity to build WMMA up to the next level. We may not have much time left before the league gets gutted and scrapped, but even if things only last a year I have more faith in Zuffa dragging WMMA behind Gina Carano than I did when it was just Strikeforce alone trying in their standard impotent way to get an erection that lasts.

As for more info on ‘UFC Personal Trainer’, there ain’t a whole hell of a lot on that front to tell you. There’s no box art, screenshots, development previews, or anything. The game was originally slated to come out in January, and now it’s got a tentative June date that’s probably as stable as … hmm, already used my one Charlie Sheen joke allowance of the day on the last post. How about as stable as Erin Toughill during PMS?

But game delays may not actually be because the game sucks and needs more development. Like many other companies during the recent Great Depression (remember that?), THQ is kinda financially iffy and may have delayed the game until the summer so they can add it’s sales to a quarter that wasn’t already doomed by 40 million bucks in managerial fuckups. Plus if it’s quality you’re worried about, this may make you feel a little better: THQ has some experience with fitness games, having done ‘The Biggest Loser’ for Wii and pulling a 7.5 out of 10 score. Not bad for a shitty license on shitty hardware.