Is there a better hype-woman in MMA than Shayna Baszler? I mean, she’s been around the sport long enough, competed in enough rinky-dink promotions, that she knows how to get fans fired up & interested in her fights. Plus, you weigh in the fact that she regularly had promo-cutting homework from Josh Barnett & then you turn her loose to support one of her best friends, and you get Shayna Baszler live-tweeting Chaos at the Casino 4 for Marina Shafir’s pro debut. Lessons learned: 1) the Queen of Spades knows how to get the word out; 2) Buy her a gin & tonic and she’ll let you hang out with her.
Gin & tonic is the quickest way into my favor if you are @ #ChaosAtTheCasino!
— Shayna Baszler (@QoSBaszler) April 13, 2014
Speaking of Chaos at the Casino, they’re holding their fifth event tomorrow night (Sunday, Aug 10th the Hollywood Park Casino in LA. This time, Edmond Tarverdyan is sending out Shafir with a sister in arms: 7-time kickboxing champion Jemyma Betrian (35-2-1, 14 by [T]KO). “The Golden Girl” is making her MMA debut and looks to continue building Glendale Fighting Club’s reputation as a training ground for phenomenal female mixed martial artists. I’m just wondering how many gin & tonics Shayna’s gonna be able to enjoy as she preps for Bethe Correia in three short weeks.