Perhaps the biggest news coming out of Strikeforce’s HW Grand Prix (other than Fedor being done, of course) is the return of Gina Carano. But for some reason, people don’t seem all that excited. Ben Fowlkes gets to the bottom of it:
Let me get this straight: Strikeforce is excited to tell us that Gina Carano – the “face of women’s MMA” – is coming back to the world of pugilism, so they conduct a brief stand-up interview in front of the cage in which no date, opponent, or details are given? Exactly what was that supposed to accomplish? Carano did her giggly girl-next-door act, tossing out one-word answers about her movie career and blushing her way through a series of inane questions, and in the end we learned nothing that we didn’t already know. Carano is coming back… eventually… against someone. Feeling pumped yet?
Before continuing, I do have to give some props to Strikeforce for remembering to promote stuff during this event. While there’s still no location for the next set of quarterfinals, at least they did a Gina announcement.
But Ben is right – it came with absolutely no details whatsoever about her return. And we know she’s been training for all of a week now. Hard to get excited from that. In the end though, I’ll take it … we all had serious doubts about Gina’s return and now she’s shown up at an event and said she wants to fight again. I’m sure serious the hype will start when she gets a weightclass / opponent or some new pictures with epic rackage come out.