Born April 16, 1982 (1982-04-16) (age 29)
Dallas County, Texas, United States
Other names Conviction, Crush
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 143 lb (65 kg; 10.2 st)
Style Boxing, Muay Thai
Fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Team Jackson's Mixed Martial Arts
Carano was born in Dallas County, Texas, the middle daughter of Glenn Carano and Dana Cason. She has two sisters. Her father played for the Dallas Cowboys as a backup quarterback from 1977–1983 and for the USFL Pittsburgh Maulers as a starter in 1984, their only year of operations.
She graduated from Trinity Christian High School in Las Vegas, Nevada where she led the girls basketball team to a state title. She also played volleyball and softball. She attended the University of Nevada, Reno for a year and then University of Nevada, Las Vegas for three, where she majored in psychology.