After watching the clip from the new Entourage movie where Turtle sees if he can last 30 seconds in the ring with current UFC woman’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey, I got thinking. It didn’t take long at all for Ronda to put Turtle on the matt and lock him in an arm bar. Yeah, I know this was a movie, but I get the distinct impression that Ronda could take him in real life. I couldn’t help thinking how fun that scene must have been to film. I also got pondering who I rather be KO’d by – Ronda or another famous and beautiful fighter, Gina Carano.
Let’s take a look at the Tale of the Tape. Ronda is 5’7” and weighs in at 135lbs. She is 28. Ronda’s base martial art is judo, where she was an Olympic medalist. Besides Entourage, she has been in the movies Furious 7 and Expendables 3. Gina is 5’8” and weighs in at 145 and is 33 years old. She is a mixed martial artist and an ex-American gladiator. She starred in Haywire and is featured in Deadpool. To summarize, they are both stunning World-Class athletes who could beat the crap out of most average guys.
Note, this is not meant to be a spitting contest over whether a world-class woman fighter can beat up an average guy; that’s not the point. (Because… well, they could.) The point is which one would you rather be “put to sleep” by. I’m an ex-Judo guy so I really respect Ronda Rousey’s form and style. Her technique is awesome. When watching her put an arm bar on an opponent she moves like a very sexy cobra. The judokan in me really appreciates the speed and grace of the move. The man in me really appreciates those supple yet muscular legs that both lock down and snare her prey.
On the other hand, I’ve been a fan of Gina Carano ever since her days as Crush on American Gladiators. However, due to her acting career, Gina hasn’t actually fought in over five years. Still, she is a great mix of the girl next door with knockout looks who can literally knock you out with an elbow, a knee, a foot – pretty much any part of her body. Despite her power, she still comes across as very sweet and down to Earth. My quintessential Gina moment was when she put the sleeper hold on the host of Sports Science. Gina was so adorable when she wrapped her arms around his neck and squeezed. There he is, wide awake and a little scared, then boom! He’s asleep in Gina’s arms, supported by her breasts. Man, that’s the way to go!
So nothing against Ronda, but if I had to pick, I’d much rather be squeezed out by Gina Carano. Agree or disagree?