In anticipation of its August 15 Showtime card, Strikeforce held a huge open workout in New York City just outside Madison Square Garden. Gina Carano and Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos hit the mits. Cyborg used her husband Evangelista Santos as the target. Carano didn't have anyone, so New York-based trainer Phil Nurse stepped up. Then it was time for an ESPN The Magazine writer to get in the cage. He had a rough time. Carano got frustrated with his inability to hold the mits and went after him (0:09 mark):
Nice job by Showtime announcer Mauro Ranallo to crack on himself (0:55 mark). He resisted dropping a line about Carano and the writer rolling on the floor. Ranallo got in hot water a few years ago with a 25 cm pole reference during the Carano-Tonya Evinger fight.