Dana White & Ronda Rousey say Gina Carano deserves a UFC title shot


The UFC president and his biggest star fielded questions at a media event today about Gina Carano's possible return to mixed martial arts. They agree that she deserves an immediate title shot.

UFC president Dana White and UFC women's Bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey spoke to the assembled media at a luncheon in Los Angeles today about the possible return to MMA of its first female star, Gina Carano. Rousey said she thinks Gina deserves an immediate title shot despite not having fought since 2009.

Dave Doyle of MMA Fighting got the quotes:

"I think it would be the best thing for women's MMA," said Rousey, who wasn't scheduled to be part of the event pushing UFC 173, but showed up midway through. "I think it would be the highest profile fight that could be done. I don't think it would make sense for her to come back and fight somebody else and take the risk of maybe losing and not being able to capitalize on the fight between me and her. I think it would make more sense to go straight to a title fight.

"She's one of the pioneers on the sport," Rousey said. "She's the reason I fight at all. You can't say she's just coming in off the street. How can you say no to the woman that I owe everything to? I would bend over backwards to fight her. I'm not going to make her run through the gauntlet to fight me. I would show up at her house if that's where she wanted to fight."

Dana emphasized that the fight, if it took place, would be contested at 135 pounds and for the title.

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