It looks like fans hoping to see Gina Carano make a return to professional fighting may have to put their dream on hold, at least temporarily.
Over the past few months, talk of a Gina Carano's debut in the UFC and return to professional fighting, have increased. Not long ago, most fans more or less considered the former Strikeforce champion in a state of permanent retirement. She has a budding film career, with several significant roles in the works, and in general she seems to have made a rathe more
A few months ago, Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino vowed to retire Ronda Rousey the same way she did Gina Carano, and she isn’t backing down from that promise.
Rousey, who knocked out Alexis Davis in 16 seconds at UFC 175 on Saturday night, is bathing in the spotlight as a UFC champion and the current face of women’s MMA. As UFC President Dana White once put it in an interview with Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com, the women’s bantamweight division is the “Ronda Rousey show.”
But it wasn’t always that more
Between Holly Holm, Invicta FC, and now Gina Carano, there has never been a better time to be a fan of women's MMA.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White has been teasing the return of former face of women's mixed martial arts (MMA), Gina Carano, for several months. And while talks "stalled" as recently as last week, it sounds like they've started again.
In a big way.
Not long after the promotion inked a new deal with undefeated former boxer Holly Holm (more on that here), Wh more
Expect to see Gina Carano added to the UFC's roster by the end of next week. According to ESPN's Brett Okamoto, UFC President Dana White and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta will meet with Carano next week in Los Angeles, and a deal is expected to be made on the spot. Add this to the UFC's recent signing of undefeated striking phenom Holly Holm, and it's clear that the organization is committed to shining a spotlight on women's MMA moving forward.
"One down, one to go," White told ESPN. "I'm going to meet w more
UFC President Dana White told ESPN.com that he is focused on hashing out the contract situation with Gina Carano within the next week.
After adding Holly Holm to the UFC roster a few days ago, Dana White is now focused on securing another famed women's fighter in Gina Carano.
The UFC President revealed that he will be meeting with the former Strikeforce featherweight champion's lawyer next week to resume contract negotiations. He expressed a keen interest in finalizing the deal as soon as possib more
Fresh off of signing undefeated mixed martial artist and 18-time world boxing champion Holly Holm, the UFC turns its attention to inking a deal with former Strikeforce champion Gina Carano. more
UFC president Dana White is intent on signing women's MMA pioneer Gina Carano, so much so he told ESPN's Brett Okamoto Friday that it was just a matter of sitting down and making it happen.
"I'm going to meet with Gina next week and get that f---ing thing done," White said. "It's just a matter of me and Lorenzo [Fertitta] going to jump on a plane to Los Angeles, get in a room with her and her lawyer and get this thing done."
According to Bleacher Reports' Jeremy Botter, a source very close to th more
Gina Carano to UFC? Not just yet ...
Gina Carano can be a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, or she can be a Hollywood action star.
But can she be both?
That depends on whether or not Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White can convince the studio that "Conviction" can still be the belle of the box office, even if she gets smashed by UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.
From Bleacher Report's Jeremy Botter: Gina Carano to the UFC is not as much of a lock as I thought more
Gina Carano isn't a fighter. She hasn't been a fighter since 2010. And she lost her last fight.
If you're like me, your last memory of Gina Carano as a mixed martial artist was hoping referee Josh Rosenthal would have the heart to stop Cris Cyborg from beating her half to death.
This was five years ago, or nearly so, and Carano was undefeated going into the fight. She was considered an underdog to Justino (then Santos), but only slightly so. That seems so very silly now, doesn't it? Hindsight is more