Although most MMA organizations set weight classes at 135 (bantamweight) and 145 (featherweight) pounds (61.2 and 65.8 kg, respectively), Elite XC opted to create a women's weight class at 140 pounds.
Leading up to her fight against Kelly Kobold, there was much controversy over whether or not Carano would make weight for the fight, as she had fought only once in the past year and had failed to make weight.
In February 2012, Carano was cast in In the Blood (2014), an action thriller directed by John Stockwell.
The film is set in motion when a husband disappears while vacationing in the Caribbean with his wife, played by Carano.
Producer Adi Shankar said, "I don't know how I'm supposed to make a movie that is supposed to be the female version of The Expendables without Gina Carano in it.
USA event on June 2, 2007 was canceled due to illness.
She was invited to the World Pro Fighting show in Las Vegas to fight Rosi Sexton.