MMA superstar Gina “Conviction” Carano announced this past weekend at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva that she will be returning to the cage in 2011.
Carano became the face of women’s MMA during it’s period of emergence, due both to her striking looks and legitimate skill inside the cage.
A member of the crew of savages that trains out of Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas, Carano built a 7-0 record before meeting current Strikeforce featherweight queenpin Cris “Cyborg” Santos in a title fight back in August of 2009. Since she last fought, Carano accepted the lead role in the Steven Soderbergh directed Haywire, slated to release this summer.
Now that she has her sights set back on the cage, she stated that she hoped to return “soon,” and that she needed to “put some gym time in.” You can watch her announce her return to the cage below: