Inaugural UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey recently shared her interest in fighting Gina Carano. And according to Carano, “it can happen.”
Carano (7-1) is one of the most influential women to ever compete in mixed martial arts, however she hasn’t fought since 2009. Carano has worked as an actress since then and is well known. with a number of roles, including as Cara Dune in “Mandalorian” and Angel Dust in “Deadpool”. “
Most recently, Carano played Hattie McAllister in the Daily Wire series “Terror on the Praire,” where she co-starred with UFC favorite Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.
When Rousey was on “The Kurt Angle Show” earlier this month, she said Carano was the only person who could pull her out of retirement. And it’s not because she has malice towards Carano. In fact, she has a deep admiration for the female MMA pioneer.
“There is only one person that I would return to,” Rousey said via Post Wrestling.
“I mean, I’ve said it a million times,” Rowdy continued. “It doesn’t sound like something new, but for Gina man. Gina Carano, she’s the reason why I have to fight, she’s the reason why I know it’s a possibility. I’ll be forever grateful… and if she says, ‘Ronda, I want to fight you tomorrow at 205 pounds’, like whatever she wants – I’m not saying she’s 205 pounds. – if she wants 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, just leave [that there]. It’s a respectful thing, not like a, ‘F*** you. I came to get you. ‘ It was like, hey, if you want to pull that card out, it’s there. I love her. Thank you Gina for everything you do. “
Carano has ‘a lot of work’ she needs to do, but isn’t shy about being able to throw down with Rousey
Carano’s response to Rowdy came in an interview with FOX News.
“You know what? Just never ignore me,” Carano said via MMA Junkie. “It can happen. You know, it’s going to be like, you know, six months from now, because I have a lot of work to do. But my fight is really I really want to create, I want to direct, I want to produce, I want to give Ronda Rousey a job on one of my films, so maybe we have can do something there. “
Rousey is no stranger to Hollywood, having played roles like Kara in “Furious 7” and Luna in “The Expendables 3.” She is also a seasoned entertainer as a WWE superstar.
Carano fights Cris Cyborg in the first major event led by 2 women
Carano’s ultimate MMA competition is a historic one. She fought Cris Cyborg in a Strikeforce event in August 2009, and this was the first time the two women entered a match between the two for a major MMA promotion.
However, the fight didn’t go as Carano wanted, losing to Cyborg via TKO in the first round. It was Carano’s only loss in eight professional fights.
Rousey (12-2) last fought in December 2016 when she was knocked out in less than a minute by Amanda Nunes at UFC 207.
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