Female MMA sensation Gina Carano is currently attempting to crack Hollywood with her leading role in the forthcoming Steven Soderbergh movie ‘Haywire,’ and it’s become abundantly clear that Strikeforce are completely out of the loop with regards to when, or indeed if, she will fight again.
“We’re basically talking to her agent. The agent informed me that there were some re-shoots in her film, she’s got a big premiere coming up, but the door’s always open. When she’s ready to come back, that’s when we want her to come back,” Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker tells MMAWeekly.
Coker firmly believes Carano will return to the sport that made her famous however.
“I believe in her heart just like these other athletes that go into the movies, even though they have success in the film industry such as Quinton Jackson or Cung Le, like he’s doing right now, and Gina, I saw parts of her movie and it was fantastic, but equal time, you’re still a fighter at heart. I know they want to compete,” Coker states.
That’s all well and good, but the reality is that Coker has been saying the same thing since Carano lost convincingly to Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Santos back in the Summer of 2009 and then vanished from the sport altogether.
The reality is that despite feeling he has a good relationship with the 28 year-old, Coker hasn’t been able to sit down and talk to her about her future plans since then, so every time he’s asked the question and states his belief that she’ll be back, it’s purely speculation.
So, until you hear from Carano herself, take any stories you hear about her possible return to the cage with a pinch of salt.