executive Scott Coker announced the news during a Tuesday
conference call, revealing that Carano had her medical clearance
revoked by her doctor and would therefore be unable to fight at the
American Airlines Center in Dallas.
The nature of the medical issues preventing Carano from competing
are not known at this time, but the Greg Jackson-trained fighter
had reportedly submitted the required paperwork and been granted a
license to fight in Texas.
“I know that that she’s really disappointed,” said Coker. “It’s an
unfortunate situation, but we have no further information at this
In light of Carano’s absence, Sarah
D’Alelio is now left without an opponent. According to Coker,
no decision has been made regarding whether D’Alelio will still
fight on the card, but one will come shortly.
“It’s yet to be determined,” said Coker. “We’ll probably have an
answer by the end of the day.”
Carano, 29, has not fought since August 2009 when she suffered the
first and only loss of her pro career, a brutal stoppage at the
hands of Cristiane
“Cyborg” Santos. Outside of the cage, Carano will star in the
upcoming Steven Soderbergh film “Haywire,” scheduled to be released