MMA Legend Gina Carano Mocks Instagram With New Censored Version of Nude Picture

Gina Carano has a great sense of humor.

Earlier this year, the former mixed martial arts star took to Twitter to call out Instagram for deleting a nude photo she posted in which she was trying to send a message of empowerment. The 38-year-old used a Prince quote for her caption: “I find freedom sexy. I find freedom so sexy I can’t even explain it to you. You wake up every day and feel like you can do anything.”

“So that’s what it’s like to be censored for no reason. Pic was taken down by Instagram. There’s much more important news today but that was some classic bulls—t. The whole post was about freedom of expression. Violating zero rules. Ironic. Feels like I graduated. Thanks Karen.”

Here’s that deleted photo:

Fast forward to August and she is now openly mocking Instagram and its community guidelines by posting a drawing that reflected her silhouette. The photo was labeled “censored.”

The 38-year-old ended her professional fighting career with a 7-1 record, fighting in World Extreme Fighting, World Pro Fighting Championships, Strikeforce and EliteXC. She lost her final fight against Cris Cyborg for the inaugural women’s featherweight title.

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Just adore you all so much.. not only some of the most epically talented people in this business, each of them have a heart of gold. 💛 missin youz. So much. #Repost @briansipemakeup ・・・ Cara Dune played by Gina Carano. Hair by Maria Sandoval. Makeup by Alexei Dmitriew. MS: It's always a challenge to design a new recurring female lead for any production, but knowing that Cara Dune would be a "Star Wars" heroine (and eventually, an action figure!) made this especially important. Gina was determined to keep this character's femininity while staying with a more modern warrior idea. We decided on a diagonal pull-through side braid tied up with a bit of string from her wardrobe, and an asymmetric silhouette with textured hair. Cara Dune fast became a beloved character, and I am so proud to see people cosplay her online! AD: Brian had mentioned that there was going to be a new female "Star Wars" main character introduced in this episode, and I was very excited about that and wanted to take the opportunity to do her makeup and help establish the look. We were told that Cara was an ex-shock trooper and that they possibly wanted her to have some tattoos or markings, so I began designing a bunch of tattoos for her. I noticed that some of the shock troopers' armor designs have a band with squares wrapped around their arms, so I pulled from that for inspiration for the tattoo on her arm. The producers also had us play with the idea of a little teardrop type of tattoo and maybe make it the rebel symbol, so I did several designs of that and in several sizes. After the first makeup test, the two tattoo elements were locked in. For her makeup, we went back-and-forth with her look, with a lot of input from Gina and the director. We all looked at the past "Star Wars" female leads and took inspiration from the "beauty-no-beauty" and "dirt contour" looks that most of them have had. By the third makeup test, Cara's look was dialed in and ready to go. #starwars #mandalorian #themandalorian #clancybrown @hookuptattoos @samanthawardmakeup @carltoncoleman_makeupfx @chewmakdatchosef @mikeornelaz @ohsabrinacastro @hairdepartmentetc @ginajcarano #ginacarano

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