"On my final thought, which stems from a comment I made in a previous Doggy Bag, I got a little flack for stating in June that Carano would "garner more press and media attention" than UFC 100.
I am happy to report I was dead wrong. I underestimated the sheer adrenaline shot UFC 100 would shoot into the sport’s arm. From their phenomenal two-day expo (the best I’ve ever attended) to the actual event, the UFC gave the media a lot to write about, which is great for them and the sport. What’s better is the community is still feeling the buzz from UFC 100. This event might truly be looked at as a milestone when all is said and done.
Please excuse my overzealousness. Sometimes it causes me to go out on a limb and make dubious predictions. That said, I do think Carano more than pulled her weight in the press department, and I look forward to seeing her, joined by Ms. Cyborg, gain much more in the future."
-- Loretta Hunt, News Editor of Sherdog.com.
The idea that Carano could pull the promotional yoke by herself and do so to the point where she was garnering more media attention than all of what the UFC machine can do at their quasi-centennial event would've been the ultimate John Henry story, but like Henry, it's all fantasy. The idea was never realistic to begin with and ultimately Hunt is correct when she says Carano "more than pulled her weight in the press department." This entire situation reveals that the expectations and demands heaped on Carano even by those who either admire her personally or believe in her tremendous abilities as a fighter and personality are all too often overwhelming.