I don’t know how much money Gina Carano makes on a fight, but considering Kimbo Slice calls himself “the six figga nigga”, I have to estimate that Gina is also a “five oh ho”. Because there’s five zeros after whatever number she gets paid. Yes? No? I dunno, I’m just trying it out. I think it’s kinda witty.
Anyways, whatever amount Gina made is getting docked 12.5% because she showed up with 4.5 pounds worth of junk in her trunk. This isn’t the first time Gina hasn’t made weight … in fact, it happened way way way back in her LAST fight. And the fight before that. And the fight before that. In total, she’s flubbed making weight 4 times, twice now by nearly 5 pounds. Jordan Breen has a pretty good writeup on her history and why you should give a shit.
But that’s not what I’m gonna talk about … I’m gonna talk about how sweet it is for Kaitlin Young. For math’s sake, let’s estimate on the lower end of the spectrum and figure Gina’s paid 50k / 50k, so she’d be making 100k per win. That means Kaitlin Young just made an extra $12,500 off Gina’s inability to lay off the catering table on the set of American Gladiators. Now again, we don’t know the numbers yet on how much Kaitlin Young is making with EliteXC, but I’m gonna pretty much guarantee that she’s not making 6k / 6k, meaning she just made more than double her base salary on account of Gina.
So while I completely agree that Gina is a lazy sack of shit for missing weight AGAIN, I’m not going to complain too much. If she wants to pay off her opponents with percentage points off her salary so she doesn’t have to train and diet like a professional, that’s her prerogative. I’m sure Kaitlin Young’s bank account is thanking her for it.