MMA fans have been waiting for Gina Carano to return to the cage for over two years now, and it appears that we’re all going to have to wait even longer. While there was never any official confirmation of it, rumors were rife that Carano would be fighting on Strikeforce’s last major card of the year. But according to MMA Fighting, that will not be the case:
Carano, still arguably the most famous women’s MMA fighter in the world, will not be fighting on Strikeforce’s Dec. 17 card in San Diego, sources close to the event confirmed with MMAFighting.com. There had been some speculation that Carano was targeting a return to action on the card.
Carano is still “the face of women’s MMA” despite not competing since Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos stopped her late in the first round of their bout in August 2009. She was scheduled to return a few months ago and was set to face Sarah D’Alelio, but was pulled just before the fight for not passing her medicals. There was a lot of speculation about what happen to her, but no answers were ever provided. And with her home promotion in jeopardy of going under if Showtime and Zuffa can’t come to an agreement, who knows when we’ll see Carano in the cage again. You can see her on the big screen though – her movie Haywire comes out January 20th.
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