If Gina Carano came back to fight Ronda Rousey at a catchweight it would be arguably the biggest fight card (PPV-wise) since UFC 100. Easily. I’m not holding my breath, as she clearly wants to continue her acting career, but if the stars align and everything works out, what a return that would be after years away from the cage.
Here’s Gina, talking to FOX Sports about the possible return.
“I don’t mind it at all. I’ve never retired. I’ve never officially said that,” Carano said. “For some reason a part of me has always kept it open. I don’t know, there’s a certain part of me that thinks if circumstances were right, and I could keep doing what I’m trying to make my future into, that’s an ideal world. If circumstances were right, you never know. I’m very open to it.”
“I feel like I can’t say too much. I’ve got all this information that if I could just speak freely, this is actually what’s going on,” Carano teased. “I wish I could open up my mind and tell you exactly the things that I’ve seen and the conversations that I’ve had, but I think to sum it up in a nice, safe way for me is if circumstances were right, and if it’s a good enough circumstance (I would come back) because my first love is MMA.
“It’s not something that I ever really like to share with people, it’s something that I did because it made me feel good. I had no idea how popular MMA was ever going to get. It’s just something that really straightened me out. It wasn’t yoga, it wasn’t anything else, and it still is something that I practice and I love to train. Of course I haven’t trained for a fight in a long time, so it gets kind of interesting when these rumors start coming up. But if I ever did do something like that, I would want the circumstances to be correct and right.”