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Gina Carano: 'No Excuse to Not Make Weight'

When Gina Carano failed to make weight for her EliteXC fight on CBS last month, I wrote that it was totally unacceptable, and I was surprised by how many MMA fans tried to make excuses for her. So I was glad to see that Carano herself isn't making excuses:

"There's really no excuse, I don't think, to not make weight," Carano said. "There's no excuse. I just didn't make it and so I'm going to have to try harder next time."

Carano also said she agreed with her opponent, Kaitlin Young, that their fight should have gone on, despite Young's badly bruised face: "In guy fights, they don't stop it until it's cut," Carano said.

Carano said she expects to fight next in October.

UPDATE: Carano previously responded to my criticism in this interview with Dave Hollander.

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