With former featherweight champion Cristiane Santos already out of commission for the next twelve months due to a failed drug test there remains another immensely popular 145-pound female on the company’s roster whose future is up in the air – Gina Carano. Carano is currently busy doing press for her upcoming movie Haywire, and, though she was linked to a few fight cards in 2011 all has been quiet on the fight-front for months.
Carano recently addressed the situation as a guest on Attack of the Show where she remained non-committal as far as ever stepped foot back inside the cage.
“I’m somewhere floating around in the world between acting and fighting,” Carano explained. “I don’t feel like you have to make a decision right now. So I’m waiting till I definitely know the right answer in my heart.”
The 29-year old kickboxer compiled a 7-0 record in MMA before running into Santos in August 2009 where she was stopped with strikes in the opening round of action. Carano was expected to fight this past June but failed a pre-fight medical for undisclosed reasons.
While Carano has not expressed the thought directly it appears reasonable to believe she may be holding out to see what opportunities arise based on the commercial/critical success of Haywire (set for January 20 release).
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