Twelve days after her crushing loss to Cris Cyborg — and subsequent disappearance from the cage — Gina Carano took to her MySpace blog to begin the healing process. Yes, she’s still alive, and yes, she plans on rebounding from the first defeat of her career:
The line that sticks out for us is "learn and grow at my own pace." You get the sense that Gina Carano has had a lot thrust onto her shoulders during her relatively short career. She didn’t ask to be the Face of Women’s MMA, or to be the marketable asset that both EliteXC and Strikeforce have relied so heavily upon. When she walked out to the cage two Saturdays ago, you could sense the tension in her downcast, deathly-serious expression; the threat of letting down her promoters, teammates, and fans seemed to haunt her. (By contrast, Cristiane Santos came out with a thousand-watt smile. She had nothing to lose, everything to gain, and entering that Strikeforce cage was the highlight of her career up to that point.)
Now the focus is off of Gina for a while, and that’s a good thing. Her next fight won’t be "The Biggest Women’s MMA Fight in History." It’ll just be another fight, and hopefully she’ll enter the cage that night with a clear head, fighting just for herself and nobody else.