Since falling to defeat for the first time in her pro career against Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos in August of 2009, Gina “Conviction” Carano has been out of MMA-related action filming movies to add to her growing resume.
The woman once described as the face of women’s MMA has been conspicuously absent since that first round TKO defeat to Cyborg. After wrapping up shooting on her biggest project yet, the Steven Soderbergh-helmed Haywire, it was announced that Conviction would be returning to the cage against Sarah D’Alelio. The two were scheduled to face off this past Spring at Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum, but Carano was mysteriously removed from the bout at the eleventh hour due to an undisclosed medical issue.
According to Carano’s manager, Scott Karp, Carano has been cleared by her doctor to resume training and may return to the cage by the end of the year.
“She’s feeling good,” Karp told MMAJunkie.com. “She’s ready to get back in there and train.”
Carano most recently resurfaced at Comic-Con at the end of July and spoke about Haywire, you can check out that interview below: