Monday, February 20, 2017

Big Bad Blog Video Theater-Sara McMann vs Gina Mazany

Here's the match video of Sara McMann vs Gina Mazany from last night's UFC show in Halifax. Sara is trying to get back into the title picture. She made progress with her last win over Alexis Davis. Last night, she was supposed to fight Liz Carmouche. But Liz pulled out due to injury and Gina Mazany who didn't make TUF 18 was brought in. Gina is from Anchorage, AK but she now trains at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas. Her brother is also a fighter. So there are two schools of thought about a late replacement. Sara has spent money on a training camp and she needs to fight and get paid. But in Sara's case, she needs to fight a ranked opponent to get back into the title picture. So she might have been better off waiting for that. No matter how easy it was, a win over Gina doesn't help her. She still needs to beat a ranked fighter. And based on what Sara said after her win, she knows this. Allow me to put on my manager's hat. If I'm her manager, she doesn't take this fight. She should wait for a ranked opponent. Sara won easily but it doesn't help her get closer to a title shot. Look, I know my thinking goes against conventional wisdom. Fighters gotta fight. Sometimes waiting is a better call. Enjoy the video!

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