If you’re looking for signs that Gina Carano might be headed back to MMA, Wednesday was a good indicator.
Carano, who has been shooting scenes for Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming film “Haywire”, was spotted at Xtreme Couture on Wednesday working out with boxing coach Gil Martinez.
Xtreme Couture issued a former welcome back to Carano, who had trained with the gym while fighting in Elite XC and Strikeforce before taking a hiatus from the sport to concentrate on her acting career.
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker has talked about Carano coming back to fighting multiple times, but has yet to have a conversation with her about resuming her MMA career.
While Carano returning to Xtreme Couture is no sure thing that a return to MMA is next, it’s a step in the right direction. Also, according to internet film database IMDB.com, Carano doesn’t have any acting gigs booked beyond her current job filming “Haywire”.
Carano’s return would obviously be a nice boost to Strikeforce’s roster, but in her absence the promotion has continued to thrive, crowning a 135lb women’s champion and starting to bolster a strong women’s roster. Her addition would only add to that talent pool.