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Carano, women's MMA staying put

Updated: August 17, 2009, 10:36 AM ET
By Jake Rossen | Sherdog.com

The fairly predictable thesis topics for MMA media coming out of this weekend: Severe-looking Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos defeats dimpled, doe-eyed Gina Carano and women's MMA immediately enters a blackout; Carano was not as savage as advertised, damaging both her marketability and the quality of attention afforded to her sport; there is not enough female talent to support a recurring female division.

And one bonus springboard: Santos has a giant dragon tattooed on her back, and good ...

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