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Women's MMA is Ready for Its Closeup

Fronted by Luke Thomas.

As previously blogged by Mike Fagan, the media is paying increasing attention to women's MMA. The latest example is a cover story in Minneapolis City Pages.

It's a long article, so here are the highlights:

EliteXC considering all-female card:

"We're looking into having two divisions. And we hope to keep bringing in top-level talent to fill our rosters," says Jeremy Lapin, head of EliteXC fight operations. "We're actually looking into having an all-female card in the future."

Rosenthal on Kim Couture fight:

"I didn't catch flak for the fight and some complimented me for letting the fight happen," Rosenthal says. "Kim Couture even complimented me by saying I had the sack to let it keep going."

Gina Carano on cutting weight with her opponent:

"Kaitlin is such a sweetie," Carano would say later. "We actually cut weight together in the sauna before the fight. She's still young and is going to become a great fighter."

Smack talk about Gina leading up to this Saturday's fight on CBS:

People have made much about Kobald's upcoming fight against Carano on CBS this Saturday. Kobald has been quoted to the effect that she plans on fucking Carano's shit up. "Right now it's the Gina Carano league and her opponents," Kobald says of EliteXC.

There's also a pretty extensive Reporter's Notebook on the Kim Couture fight.

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