Ailing promotion Strikeforce is in dire need of the services of mixed martial artist turned actress Gina “Conviction” Carano, and they need her now.
The former women’s Strikeforce title contender has been on a self imposed furlough since she fought and lost to Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos, in the company’s first women’s championship bout back in August of 2009.
Since then, there have been rumors of her possible return to the outfit—Dec. 17, 2011 was a date pencilled in, but nothing came to fruition.
Also, during that period, Carano (7-1 MMA, 0-1 SF) forged an acting career—most recently, the Steven Soderbergh’s action flick Haywire, which is due out for general release on Jan. 20 2012.
Whilst the former face of women’s MMA was transitioning to the art of thespianism, the San Jose-base promotion was in the process of being acquired by the Zuffa-based promotion UFC, which finally took place in March of 2011.
This consequently lead to the sudden demise of the promotion, which to be honest wasn’t exactly fairing well up to them.
At present, Strikeforce is almost in the doldrums and with no pay-per-view to augment their ratings—an injection of sorts is required to keep it from flagging any further.
Gina Carano is the right person for the job, and here are the reasons why.