Sunday, December 20, 2009
Cyborg vs Coenen set for Jan. 30 Strikeforce show
As you may have heard, Strikeforce will be back on CBS in April. A couple of weeks ago, Strikeforce owner Scott Coker said in an interview that he doesn't expect Gina Carano to return until Summer 2010 but he hadn't talked to her. Of course Gina is now preparing to film her starring role in Knockout directed by Steven Soderburgh. Coker said last night that he offered Gina a spot on the April show. Of course as fans, we would all like to see Gina return to the cage as soon as possible. Could it happen? I think it's very unlikely. The timing doesn't work. So let's say the filming begins in January. Gina is the star of this film. That means she is in 90% of the scenes. And it's an action film so it's very intense work. So let's say conservatively that filming runs for two months. And it could go longer. This isn't a low budget film. So if she finishes filming in March, that would give her a month to train for the April show. If I was advising Gina, I would tell her to turn it down and hold off until the summer. And I think it's unfair for Coker to tell the media this and put undue pressure on Gina to return. Maybe he should try to promote some of the other women on the Strikeforce roster like maybe Sarah Kaufman and stop fixating on Gina.