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Kaitlin Young Says She Could Have Continued, Fight vs. Gina Carano Should Have Gone On

The main event of Saturday night's EliteXC show had a controversial ending, as Kimbo Slice beat James Thompson on an early stoppage. But that wasn't the night's only controversial ending.

In Saturday's women's fight, Gina Carano defeated Kaitlin Young when Young didn't answer the bell for the third round. But now Young is speaking out and saying that she thought she could have kept going, her corner thought she could have kept going and even the cageside doctor thought she could have kept going.

Epic Carnival reports that Young is taking to a women's MMA web site to explain what happened.
From a forum:

My left cheek and area surrounding the eye are looking pretty ugly today, but there was no major damage. Though it may have looked like it on tv, I never actually had an open wound.

What you didn't see was that the doctor actually cleared me to fight the third round but the commission said "no". I wanted to continue, my corner wanted to continue. The cut likely would have opened in the third but it was under the eye. If I had to guess, I would say that they didn't want the visual of a woman with a bloody face on CBS.

They also chose not to do a post fight interview with me or to include me in the post fight news conference and after party. I think the reason for that was my beat up appearance after the fight because I was not seriously injured and was completely coherent.

I am very disappointed about that but cant help but wonder how people would have responded to that, as stupid as it is.

I think Young is correct that the commission didn't want a badly bruised woman fighting on network television,and she has every right to be disappointed in that. She's an athlete, just like the men, and she should be treated just like the men.

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