Gina Carano Leaves Xtreme Couture, Joins Jackson's MMA

Jordy McElroy@https://twitter.com/JordyMcElroyCorrespondent IApril 5, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17:  MMA Superstar Gina Carano is seen during the Workout/Media Day with Kimbo Slice and Gina Carano at the Legends Mixed Martial Arts Training Center on September 17, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
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"The Face of Women's MMA" has found a new home in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

According to FiveKnuckles.com and The MMA Fight Corner, female superstar Gina Carano has moved her training camp from Xtreme Couture to Jackson's MMA.

There isn't any word yet on what led to Carano's departure.

At Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva in February, Carano officially announced that she would be returning to MMA after going on an extended hiatus, following her loss to top female fighter Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos in August 2009 for the Strikeforce Women's middleweight title.

Despite her absence, Carano remains the most recognized face in women's MMA. Along with ESPN photo shoots and being featured on E:60, she has appeared in Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3, a multi-platform video game by Electronic Arts.

In 2008, Carano competed as "Crush" on NBC's American Gladiators. She went on from that to land a starring role in the anticipated film Haywire, which also includes major Hollywood names Michael Douglas, Antonio Banderas, Ewan McGregor, Bill Paxton and Channing Tatum.

Jackson's MMA is considered as one of the best gyms in the world. Headed by MMA trainer Greg Jackson, the gym features a multitude of world-class fighters like Georges St. Pierre, Jon Jones, Nate Marquardt, Shane Carwin and Diego Sanchez.

There still isn't any set date on Carano's return, but she hopes to be back in the cage by this summer.

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The Jackson camp hasn't made any official comments.


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