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Gina Carano Says Fight With Ronda Rousey ‘Could Happen’

Gina Carano appears to be interested in a potential super fight with former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.

Rousey has been away from mixed martial arts since her knockout loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 in December 2016. Following back-to-back losses, Rousey walked away from the sport. ‘Rowdy’ has since enjoyed multiple runs with the WWE over the past few years, including being one of the first women to ever main event a Wrestlemania. 

Now Rousey is toying with the idea of an MMA return.  During an appearance on ‘The Kurt Angle Show’, Rousey said that a return to the cage is possible, but she only had one opponent in mind.

“I mean, I’ve said it a million times. It’s not like it’s something new, but, for Gina, man. Gina Carano, she’s the reason why I got into fighting, she’s the reason why I knew it was a possibility. I will always be forever grateful…and if she ever was like, ‘Ronda, I wanna fight you tomorrow at 205 pounds,’ like whatever the hell she’d want – I’m not saying she’s 205 pounds – if she wanted to come into my backyard and do the Rocky thing or, you know, ding, ding and we just do it in the backyard, I don’t care.”

“I will fight Gina wherever she wants and if she doesn’t want to forever, leave (that there). It’s a respect thing, not like a, ‘f*ck you. I’m not coming to get you’. It’s just like hey, if you ever wanna pull that card out, it’s there. I love her. Thank you, Gina, for everything you’ve done.”

Gina Carano Responds to Ronda Rousey’s Comments

Carano has now responded to Rousey’s comments and seems to be open to the idea of a fight with the former champion. 

“You know what? Just never put it past me. It could happen,” Carano said during an appearance on ‘Unfiltered with Dan Bongino’. “It would be six months from now because I have a lot of stuff I need to do …. I really want to create, I want to direct, I want to produce… I want to give Ronda Rousey a job in one of my movies so maybe there is something we can do there.” 

‘Convinction’ last competed in 2009 for the Strikeforce promotion. Debuting as a pro in 2006, Carano earned seven straight victories on her way to a showdown with Cris Cyborg. At the time, Cyborg vs. Carano was the biggest women’s MMA fight of all time. Cyborg defeated Carano via first-round knockout. 

Gina Carano retired from the sport following the loss and has since transitioned into a film career, starring in Haywire, Deadpool, and until recently, the popular Star Wars series The Mandalorian.

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