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11-11-2012, 02:40 PM
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| | Amanda Lucas, daughter of Star Wars creator, gunning for MMA title
Amanda Lucas, daughter of 'Star Wars' creator, fighting for MMA title - Loretta Hunt - SI.com
"I'm not walking out with Darth Vader," clarifies a polite, but adamant Amanda Lucas. |
It's one week before her championship bout against pro wrestling star Yumiko Hotta at Deep 57 on Saturday in Tokyo, and a picture of her is featured next to Lord Vader's on the front page of Yahoo! Japan. Apparently, Vader -- or the actor who plays him in a series of cellphone commercials in Japan -- has contacted the fight organization to propose a cross-promotional opportunity.
It's not the first time Amanda, the first daughter of legendary Star Wars creator George Lucas, has seen the line blur between her admired lineage and her aspirations as a professional fighter. In October, despite Amanda making specific requests against it, Deep, the Japanese promotion she currently fights for, spliced one of the world's most-recognized movie themes into her entrance music for her fight against Mika Harigai.
It was a relatively harmless gesture -- Lucas submitted her opponent in the first round -- but it isn't something she wants promotions to make a habit of.
"Japanese fans are fanatical about Star Wars. I get it and I appreciate it," the 30-year-old Amanda said. "I'm very proud of my family and my father's accomplishments. It's just about finding that good balance."
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I thought this was a bit surprising. Best of luck to her...
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11-12-2012, 01:59 AM
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I wonder if Disney will sponsor her.
If she's a ground fighter, can we call her Princess Lay-n-Pray?
I can promise my lightsaber won't turn on during her fights
Can her possible fight with Ronda be called the Clone war?
If she pulls of a knee bar, can that be the X-Wing?
Is John Williams going to compose her walk out music?
When will Robot Chicken to a MMA show?
If she has ko power, can we nick name her the Death Star?
Do you think she'll do a Chael type promo video, and call her opponents a scruffy looking nerf herder?
will she have three amazing fights, only to have three previous fights, emerge later, that makes her seem lame and boring?
ok, Im done. I really could go on
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