Strikeforce announced today that Gina Carano will not fight on their June 18 card in Dallas after not getting medically cleared, and they have not decided yet if Sarah D'Alelio will still fight on the card. The bout between K.J. Noons and Jorge Masvidal will now be aired on Showtime. A reason for Carano's lack of a medical clearance was not given, nor was a return date.
The lack of medical clearance is a stumbling block for Carano's return to fighting after taking a break to work on her movie career. She hasn't fought since losing badly to Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos nearly two years ago. Carano had recently moved training camps from Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas to Jackson's in New Mexico in preparation for the bout.
D'alelio was understandably disappointed, tweeting, "DAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMIT!!!" not long after the news broke about Carano. She added, "Positive vibes for a fellow fighter.....hopefully its nothing too serious. But still dammit >:( Ultra prepped for a good fight right now." With a 4-1 record, this was to be her Strikeforce debut.