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It appears that another year will pass without the one-time "face of women's MMA" returning to caged combat.
Former female Strikeforce star, Gina Carano, will not compete at the promotion's year-end event, which is scheduled for Dec. 17, 2011, in San Diego, Calif., as previously speculated, according to MMAFighting.com.
"Conviction" hasn't seen action since a first round beatdown at the hands of Brazilian "Cyborg" Cristiane Santos back in Aug. 2009. She was supposed to return to action earlier this year against Sarah D'Alelio; however, she was forced off the card for vague medical reasons.
During her more than two-year long mixed martial arts (MMA) hiatus, Carano has kept herself busy thanks to a high-profile acting role in the upcoming "Haywire" movie from director Steven Soderbergh. "Haywire" is scheduled for release in Jan. 2012.
MMAmania.com will deliver the latest news on Carano and her fight future as more information emerges. In the meantime, feel free to check out her most recent work on the set of "Haywire" here, here and here.