Dana White: “If Gina Carano Wants To Come Back, I Wouldn’t Say No”


Cris Cyborg Santos and Gina CaranoFormer Strikeforce fighter turned movie star Gina Carano hasn’t fought since her TKO loss to Cris “Cyborg” Santos in 2009, but UFC president Dana White would welcome the 30-year-old back if she wanted to fight again.

“Gina’s a movie star,” White said. “Gina’s out making movies. I actually like that she made it and she went on and is doing movies, I like that, I like to see that happen. If Gina came back and said she wanted to fight again, we’d take her back. I’m not going to pursue her. She’s got her thing and I’m happy for her.”

Since her eight-fight pro career, which saw her challenge for the Strikeforce 145-pound title, Carano has appeared in numerous reality shows and movies, but the word on the street is that she may be interested in a comeback.

“She hasn’t told me, but I heard that she said that she would be interested in coming back, but if she wants to come back I wouldn’t say no,” White continued. “She’s been out for a while, so I don’t know if she would want an immediate title shot.”

While she likely wouldn’t be thrown in the cage with UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey straight away if she did return, there is a possibility that the fight may happen at a later stage if Carano could make the weight, which would be a high rating event for the UFC.

Carano has only competed once in her career at 135 pounds.  It was her professional debut in 2006.  She’s struggled to make weight in higher weight classes, so it all may be a moot point until the UFC expands its women’s divisions higher than bantamweight.

(Follow @AndrewPMMA on Twitter).

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 views

T-minus two weeks. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White was on hand last Saturday (Aug. 23, 2014) at the UFC Fight Night 48 post-fight media scrum, where he updated mixed martial read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 12 views

UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey hasn't completely cleared out her division, but don't tell that to the sea of unofficial MMA matchmakers. In Macau Wednesday for this weekend's Fight Ni read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 7 views

MACAU – UFC President Dana White believes a long-rumored deal with Gina Carano is eminent, but he won’t have a final answer until the first week of September.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 views

The negotiation process between the UFC and free agent Gina Carano has played out largely behind closed doors, which has led to a lot of speculation. UFC president Dana White said last month that sig read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC president Dana White met with the media following UFC Fight Night 48: Bisping vs. Le on Saturday to discuss all things UFC, including updates on Gina Carano, Nate Diaz, and more. read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC President Dana White revealed in Macau that he is nowhere near closing a deal with Gina Carano and will not know anymore on the subject until September. While Dana White continues to claim that c read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 23 views

UFC President Dana White thinks a huge announcement about adding a familiar face to his women's bantamweight division is forthcoming in the next few weeks. Speaking to a slew of media at the UFC Figh read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 0 views

Dana White talks about the UFC's progress in closing a deal with Gina Carano, saying it is tantalizing close, and another possible opponent for Ronda Rousey. read news >>

  • 18 days ago
  • 21 views

UFC president Dana White discussed Renan Barao, Gina Carano, the signing of Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez, his belief that teammates TJ Dillashaw and Urijah Faber would fight each other, and much, read news >>