Popular men’s website Askmen.com has released their Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2010 list, and female MMA fan favorite Gina “Crush” Carano had moved up from her last years spot at #73 to her new current spot of #68. This puts her ahead of such long time popular top ranking females such as, Angelina Jolie (#88), Jessica Simpson (#82), and also MMA ringside eyecandy Arianny Celeste (#98).

We have not seen Gina in a octagon since her crushing loss to Cyborg. Apparently like some MMA stars of recent, Gina has hung up the gloves for a short amount of time to go Hollywood. Carano will star in the new Steven Soderbergh film “Knockout”, which¬†will begin filming in early 2010. She will play the main role, which Variety describes as, “a girl from the wrong side of the tracks who is given a second chance to use her skills for constructive purposes”

Yeah, I know not the most original movie plot, but you can’t blame her for wanting to branch out into different avenues of fame and fortune. Maybe her time off will allow for some time for women’s MMA to grow and she can make a comeback after her filming wraps. I am a huge fan of what these women can do in the cage and would love to see the other popular promotions UFC/WEC pick these girls up.