Strikeforce Fighter Gina Carano Begins Training with Team Jackson/Winkeljohn in New Mexico


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit

Team Jackson/Winkeljohn has been convicted.

Well, technically it’s “Conviction,” as Strikeforce star Gina Carano has begun training with the team in New Mexico in preparation for her return to action in June.

Sources at Team Jackson/Winkeljohn informed MMAWeekly.com that Carano began training there about three weeks ago, and while she’s not officially part of the team, she plans to continue her work there in the immediate future.

Carano has spent her entire training career up till now in and around the Las Vegas area. Originally training Muay Thai with Master Toddy, Carano then advanced her MMA training at Xtreme Couture.

She spent the majority of her training camps at Xtreme Couture for her last several fights, but she appears ready for a bit of a change.

Over the past few years, Team Jackson/Winkeljohn has built up a solid stable of women’s fighters including Julie Kedzie, who faces Kaitlin Young in the main event of Jackson’s MMA Series 4 this weekend, as well as top pro boxer turned MMA fighter Holly Holm.

Carano will train with the team in preparation for her tentatively scheduled return to action this June at Strikeforce’s event in Dallas. She has been out of action for over a year since a loss to Cris “Cyborg” Santos, and then began filming her part in a new movie titled “Haywire” directed by Steven Soderbergh.


Damon Martin is the lead staff writer and radio host for MMAWeekly.com.
Follow
@DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon a question or comment.


Follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.


view original article >>

Related News

  • 27 days ago
  • 45 views

Ronda Rousey's fourth defense of her UFC bantamweight title is less than two weeks away, but, at least for the present moment, any thoughts of a blockbuster fifth defense against former Strikeforce superstar turned Hollywood leading lady Gina Carano appear to have been put on hold. According to a report made by MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani on UFC Tonight, negotiations between Carano (7-1) and the UFC have stalled. The situation is not dead in the water, as both sides still wish to work togeth more

  • 27 days ago
  • 58 views

Talks between the UFC and former women’s MMA standout Gina Carano have stalled, according to a report on Wednesday evening. Talks with Holly Holm, however, are looking good. more

  • 27 days ago
  • 261 views

Gina Carano and Holly Holm are reportedly trading places at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contract negotiation table. Two months ago the trainer for Holly Holm, a former professional female boxer who now boasts a perfect (7-0) mixed martial arts (MMA) record, revealed that World Series of Fighting (WSOF) was offering "Preacher's Daughter" more money to take her game to the next level. Company president Dana White seemingly couldn't care less because he was "not interested whatsoever." more

  • 26 days ago
  • 29 views

One of two notables appears closer to joining the UFC’s women’s bantamweight division and possibly providing a challenge for dominant champion Ronda Rousey.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, MMA Rumors, News, UFC more

  • 26 days ago
  • 41 views

The UFC has been in negotiations with two huge Female MMA stars, and while reports state that Gina Carano talks have stalled, separate discussions with Holly Holm are progressing well. The UFC brass has been in talks with the former face of Women's MMA in Gina Carano, but based on a report from Ariel Helwani, discussions to sign the fighter turned Hollywood star has apparently "stalled". It was stated that negotiations aren't completely dead yet, although it looks like it looks like there will n more

  • 26 days ago
  • 28 views

In the world of MMA, the women's division is ruled by Ronda Rousey. She’s snatched the position created by Gina Carano years ago and ran with it into stardom. Even though Carano has been away from the sport for years, she’s still a name that draws attention when mentioned. As talks between Carano and the UFC seem to have stalled, according to Mike Chiappetta of Fox Sports, one must ask if her return is not only in her best interests but those of women’s MMA as a whole. Gina Carano made history w more

  • 25 days ago
  • 29 views

LOS ANGELES - Ronda Rousey's legacy in mixed martial arts is already secure. She was the fighter who pushed the UFC to break the gender barrier, the first women's headliner in the company and the first UFC women's bantamweight champion. But while Rousey has blazed an impressive trail in putting together an undefeated record, with all wins via finish, she won't be fully satisfied with her career unless she gets to fight the woman who got her interested in fighting in the first place. "The first w more

  • 16 days ago
  • 36 views

A few months ago, Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino vowed to retire Ronda Rousey the same way she did Gina Carano, and she isn’t backing down from that promise. Rousey, who knocked out Alexis Davis in 16 seconds at UFC 175 on Saturday night, is bathing in the spotlight as a UFC champion and the current face of women’s MMA. As UFC President Dana White once put it in an interview with Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com, the women’s bantamweight division is the “Ronda Rousey show.” But it wasn’t always that more

  • 11 days ago
  • 63 views

Between Holly Holm, Invicta FC, and now Gina Carano, there has never been a better time to be a fan of women's MMA. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White has been teasing the return of former face of women's mixed martial arts (MMA), Gina Carano, for several months. And while talks "stalled" as recently as last week, it sounds like they've started again. In a big way. Not long after the promotion inked a new deal with undefeated former boxer Holly Holm (more on that here), Wh more