Gina Carano gets personal – talks sports bras, periods, and balancing tough with tender

ESPN the Magazine has a new interview with Gina Carano that is due to hit stands on Aug. 10. From the preview it looks like an interesting piece that will be worth picking up. If you are a fan of the brawling beauty, you may learn a few things about her you did not know.

For instance, Gina talks about some of the unique issues women fighters face that men do not. “I try not to schedule fights the week I’ll be on my period. Making weight is hard enough and during our period, we may retain around seven pounds of water weight,” stated Carano.

“Plus bruises hurt more, you’re bloated and cramping and emotionally, it’s tougher to battle through the training. Also, some states require us to wear breast padding, since we’re allowed to punch there. One time I didn’t have any; a guy told me to put a rolled-up towel in my bra. I said no. I usually just wear three sports bras during a fight,” explained Carano.

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