Female MMA fighter Cindy Dandois was forced off her upcoming bout against perhaps the largest name in female MMA, Gina Carano due to pregnancy said Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker to MMAFighting.
“Cindy actually wanted to take the fight,” Coker said, “and ended up being three and a half months pregnant. So she will not be fighting on June 18.”
If Coker is correct, that would mean Dandois was two months pregnant in her last fight a month ago against Jorina Baars at SD: Staredown on March 19. Dandois was unable to be contacted to verify but from the sounds of things on her facebook, she may have dodged a bullet.
“I am so sad I cant take the fight against Gina.. It was and still is one of my biggest goals. But on the other hand, it is a blessing from God to get a child an become a mother again. A child is forever and you must care about a life that is given by the hand of God. I hope I can do the fight after my pregnancy… thanks for the support, Love Cin!”
In light of a possible close call loss of an unborn child, should the Athletic Commissions now incorporate pregnancy tests in female sports along with PED tests? Why not.