After Strikeforce event on Saturday night, CEO Scott Coker said MMA fight the female fighter Cindy Dandois was forced to withdraw from a June 18 against Gina Carano, because it was three and a half months pregnant.
"Cindy actually wanted to take the fight," Coker said, "and came to be three and a half months pregnant. So it would not fight on 18 June. "
"I'm so sad, I can't fight Gina. Was and still is one of my biggest goals. But on the other hand, is a blessing from God to get a child of a [sic] to become a mother again. A child is forever and you should care about a life that is given by the hand of God. I hope I can fight after my pregnancy. "
Not sure if Dandois actually was three and a half months pregnant.
This is an important event because Dandois (5-1) most recently fought on 19 March, defeating second-round TKO over Jorina Baars (footage below). If the same is that until now with the pregnancy, she competed in a race held in Belgium, while he was at least two months pregnant.
So far, MMA fight was defeated in the comment for achieving Dandois.
According to Coker, Strikeforce is in the process of locking the other opponent [Carano] ", and the company hopes to have the statement finalized in the coming weeks.
Carano (7-1) is not competing in MMA since losing to Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos for the vacant title 145-pound Strikeforce in August 2009.
18 June Strikeforce event will take place at American Airlines Center Dallas, TX. The card has concluded the quarterfinal round of the Heavyweight Grand Prix, taking up Alistair Overeem and Brett Rogers Fabricio Werdum vs. Josh Barnett. Also announced was Daniel Cormier vs. Shane del Rosario and Valentijn Overeem vs. Chad Griggs.