“I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t hurt by the whole thing. That fight with her was definitely the biggest moment of my mixed martial arts (MMA) career and at that time I had people around me telling me she was on steroids and everything. But, if there was a chance that she wasn’t, I never wanted to take anything away from her [win]. She is a wonderful athlete, but I’d be lying if I said it didn’t sting a little. In fact, I could have gone the rest of my life without hearing that. But, at the same time, she’s a human being and a phenomenal athlete, so maybe someone around her was telling her she needed to do that when she really didn’t. Maybe it was someone around her telling her the wrong things, I don’t know. I kind of feel bad for her. Like I said, I could have definitely gone without hearing that because it makes me think well, you know, she just got caught with it this time, but what about all the other times? It’s a bummer. I do feel bad to even have to say that, but I have to be honest: It really stung. It was the biggest moment in my life at the time. Then again, everything happens for a reason. After that I got to go through this beautiful experience making ‘Haywire,’ but even still, it stings.”[/box_light]
Reflecting on days passed, Gina Carano talks exclusively to mmamania.com about her feelings following the announcement that Cris Cyborg was busted with steroids in her system.
The one-time MMA superstar now turned movie star faced off with Cyborg under the EliteXC banner back in 2009. At the time she was considered the face of the women’s division and was also the undefeated fighter that man considered the uncrowned champion.
In an historic night for women in the sport, Carano and Cyborg fought for the first ever female title, but it was Cyborg who was victorious in the fight and bested her counterpart with just one-second left to go in the first round of action.
Was Cyborg on the juice in her fight with Carano? No one will ever know the answer to that, but for Gina, the thought that she cheated is haunting.featured, MMA NEWS, Strikeforce, strikeforce news, ufc news