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Gina Carano: Will She Fight Ronda Rousey?

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Gina Carano, the former Strikeforce champion, may be Ronda Rousey’s next opponent. That’s if the rumors circulating, since UFC commentator Joe Rogan’s recent radio interview, are true.

UFC president Dana White refuted the rumors but did so jokingly as he said – referring to the Rogan interview: “[Rogan] blew my whole week with that interview. There’s nothing done as far as [Rousey’s] next opponent,” he said.

That isn’t to say that Dana White is against a Gina Carano comeback versus Rousey: “If [Carano] wanted to fight in the UFC, of course,” White said. If Gina Carano wanted to fight in the UFC, we would definitely do it,” he revealed.

When Strikeforce was bought by Zuffa, Gina Carano was one of the many contracts they obtained. When she took a break in 2009, after her loss against Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino, her contract remained valid even though she stopped fighting:

“When you go on a hiatus, whether you’re injured or semi-retired, you’re still under contract. If you come back, you’re still under contract with us. So she is under contract with us, but I have no plans right now,” White said.

If Carano does return to the ring and compete within the framework of the UFC, the weight category she would be in would have to be decided. It is thought she would be in the catch-weight category, but the UFC may need to add more divisions.

At the moment, the UFC has a 135 pound woman’s division and is adding a 115 pound division next season. Gina Carano competed previously in the MMA at 145 pounds and sometimes had difficulty making that weight division.

It remains to be seen whether Gina Carano will make a return to fighting, and if her first opponent will in fact be Ronda Rousey. Would you like to see that match and who would fancy to win it? Share your thoughts in the comments feed below.

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19 Responses to “Gina Carano: Will She Fight Ronda Rousey?”

  1. Anonymous

    Gina Carano for WonderWoman. Gina has different avenues to pursue…no need to jeopardize herself.

  2. Jeff Cerritelli

    I'd love to see her come back and fight a few good fights, I would suggest she takes a few warm up fights before facing Rousey though. I'd really love to see a rematch between her & that scary manwoman Christopher Santos!

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  4. Robert Northrop

    I like Gina Carano and that's why I implore her not to fight Ronda Rousey. Carano would lose and probably get badly injured. Time to move on in her career path.

  5. Danny Stilletto

    The only reason she lost to Cyborg is because Santos had more testosterone in her system than most young men.
    Take Cyborg off the juice and she's nothing and time has proven that.
    Gina in her prime would have taken Rousey out within 1 round.
    Carano now would need at least one warm up fight. She's naturally bigger and stronger than Rousey so even if Rousey were to win it would be very competitive.

  6. Walter Robertson

    How many years has she been out? No one in any combat sport can be out for years and come back against someone currently active and expect to be competitive. She probably would be motivated though seeing how Rousey is getting all of her movie roles.

  7. Dwight Hasbrouck

    AMEN to your statement of absolute TRUTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Ronda Rousy is taking junk as well!

  8. Dwight Hasbrouck

    Ronda would truly destroy Gina. Ronda is on PEDS and has more man juice in her than Gina!

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  11. Anthony Millsaps

    Sure I would like to see that fight. Do I see it happening anytime soon? Perhaps. It all depends on Carano's acting career and what movies she's set to do because obviously she can make a lot more money doing movies than fighting in women's MMA. I think Ronda would beat her for the simple fact she's at peak physical condition and has a better ground game. I'm sure Carano is still training and all, but she would have to cut a lot of weight and with her old contract she would essentially be excepting less money. It is a chance at the belt and she wouldn't have to fight anyone else for the shot. Rousey has destroyed the division so it's a win-win all around

  12. Dennis Espinoza

    That is why they (Rousey and yo yo Boy Dana, would give her a shot right away, they would not want to risk losing to her after she got on track with a warm up fight or two. This is all proof that she is running from Cyborg since she said she would fight Carano at 145.

  13. Anthony Millsaps

    I think Carano has a good a decent chance to beat Rousey, but a warm up fight would help her chances and help her shake off that ring rust. Not to mention build some confidence back. All fighters after a long hiatus or injury layoff need that comeback win to boost their confidence and get them ready for perhaps better competition. If Carano hadn't stepped away from MMA 5 yrs ago there is no telling how great she could've been by now. At this point I would give the edge to Rousey for the simple fact she's been fighting, Carano hasn't. You can train all you want, but it only prepares you for an actual fight. How you react in that comtest is more mental than physical. @Danny Stilletto Carano may be bigger than Rousey, but that's the beauty of MMA vs. Boxing you can be a smaller fighter an still defeat your competition with superior technique. Royce Gracie is a prime example of a guy who blew away his competition in the early days of the UFC and he did it with superior skills. He used bigger fighters' leverage against themselves with judo throws and BBJ. Rousey can be 10 lbs. lighter and still beat Carano. It's all about your technique and the quality of your overall fighting skills which she has a lot of advantages over Carano at.