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Gina Carano agreeing to terms and finally signing a UFC contract by the end of the week was optimistic at best.
Earlier in the week, UFC President Dana White was incredibly confident he would be able to hash out a contract with the former Strikeforce star. There was even talk about one of the incentives in a contract being an immediate title shot against UFC women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey.
Days had passed since White’s meeting with Carano without any news of a confirmed signing. At Satu more
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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
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SAN JOSE, Calif. - So much for the idea that Gina Carano would end up under UFC contract by the end of the week.
UFC president Dana White said at Saturday's UFC on FOX 12 post-fight press conference that completion of a deal to bring back the first big star of women's mixed martial arts is still a ways off. While indicated the talks were going in a positive direction, he also said things weren't exactly simple.
"It's complicated," White said. "It's going very positive, but it's complicated.
Last week, UFC president Dana White hinted that significant news about the potential fighting future of pioneering women's MMA star Gina Carano could come down this week.
Well, it's already been a banner week filled with blockbuster news, but as of yet, a deal to bring her in for a presumed title fight against women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has yet to get done.
However, substantial progress has been made toward getting a deal done, MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reported on Wednesda more
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