Gina Carano to Pose for Playboy?

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MMA fighter Gina Carano is making headlines as she gears up for the Strikeforce fight against Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos.

Message boards are abuzz with rumors that Carano will be posing nude for Playboy magazine.

Called the "face of women's MMA," Carano, 27, starred as "Crush" on the 2008 version of American Gladiators, was #5 on Yahoo's Top Ten Influential Women of 2008, and was ranked #16 on Maxim's Hot 100 list in May 2009.

Carano goes into the ring undefeated to face her toughest opponent yet at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA, on August 15.

So the million dollar question is...will Carano bare it all in Playboy?  Attempts to reach Carano's reps for comment on the rumors were unsuccessful.

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photos: Steve Shaw for Maxim

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