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Gina Carano: 'I Sparred, I Got My Butt Kicked, I Got My Ass Handed to Me'

Mixed martial arts fighter Gina Carano talks about what she did to prepare for her fight with Kelly Kobold on Saturday night at EliteXC: Heat:

Asked what the No. 1 thing she did to prepare was, Carano said, "I worked on my all-around game. I sparred and I got my butt kicked, and I got my ass handed to me. I think that being around all the guys at my gym [Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas] and watching them train for their fights, I've actually thought I've been more a part of the gym this time and the people in it."

Both Carano and Kimbo Slice have been criticized for getting more attention than their skills warrant, but from all accounts, both Carano and Kimbo are working hard and taking MMA seriously. They'll get to show off their progress in five days.