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Will fans ever see Gina Carano back in WMMA?

Photo by Patrik Giardino fro ESPN the Magazine

WMMA pioneer Gina Carano was the first real face of the female side of mixed martial arts. Gina stormed the MMA world with her wicked good looks, charisma, and not to be overlooked her amazing fighting skill. Gina has been in the news a lot here the last couple of weeks, but not because of her in exploits inside the cage.

ZUFFA institutes Pre-contract screening policy for PED’s


The topic of PED usage in the MMA community got more than its deserved share of press coverage this past year. Multiple positive test results coupled with suspension, and release announcements became what almost seemed like a monthly occurrence. Now, with the recent announcements of athletes like Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Santos and ‘King’ Mo Lawal testing positive for alleged steroid usage, it appears as though ZUFFA, the parent company that owns the UFC and Strikeforce assets are getting tougher on how the athletes will be screened when competing under contract for either organization.

Lorenz Larkin Reacts to King Mo Lawal testing Positive for PED

King Mo Strikeforce

Yet another Strikeforce fighter tested positive for a performance enhancing drug in back to back events. The Nevada State Athletic Commission announced that former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal failed his drug test for his January 7th fight with Lorenz Larkin.

A Black eye for WMMA: Cristiane Santos tests positive for Steroids

Cyborg Santos

Although the decision was hers, and hers alone, Cristiane ‘Cyborg‘ Santos’ choice to use steroids to progress her career has left WMMA with an unwanted, and sorely unneeded black eye. The results of her drug test from her December 17th bout has created a whirlwind of press concerning the matter. Just hours after the announcement, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker issued what appeared to be a prepared statement in reference to Santos’ test results.

Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal Winner and Losers

Strikeforce 12-17

What a year Strikeforce has had with the heavyweight grand prix, being bought by ZUFFA and most recently signing a new deal with Showtime for 2012. The promotion closed their year out with a fight card filled with lightning quick finishes, grinding decisions and two dominate champions retaining their titles.

Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal Recap and Results

Strikeforce 12-17

As the final Strikeforce event of the 2011 came to a close the resounding question echoing throughout the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California was “who’s next?” The two champions on the card last night had their hand raised in victory but have now essentially cleared out their respective divisions and what’s on the horizon for them is unknown.