Gina Carano and Holly Holm are reportedly trading places at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contract negotiation table.

Two months ago the trainer for Holly Holm, a former professional female boxer who now boasts a perfect (7-0) mixed martial arts (MMA) record, revealed that World Series of Fighting (WSOF) was offering "Preacher's Daughter" more money to take her game to the next level.

Company president Dana White seemingly couldn't care less because he was "not interested whatsoever."

Meanwhile, on a separate track, White and Co. were in hot pursuit of Gina Carano, the trailblazing "face" of MMA who broke down barriers for other females in the sport during her tenure with Strikeforce. In fact, despite not competing for almost five years, White was confident as recently as two weeks ago that a "pain-in-the-ass" deal with Carano "should happen."

Things have changed in a major way, at least according to "UFC Tonight" insider Ariel Helwani, who earlier this evening offered the following update:

"Talks with Holly Holm are in a good place and progressing. The talks with Gina Carano have stalled. She’s a free agent at this time."

With women's Bantamweight champion -- and UFC's pay-per-view (PPV) queen -- Ronda Rousey set to return to action against the relatively unknown Alexis Davis this upcoming Fourth of July weekend, the viable contender cupboard moving forward is alarmingly thin.

Of course, Cat Zingano is waiting in the wings, but after her the outlook looks bleak. Indeed, UFC needs to land a star (or two) such as Holm and/or Carano to keep Rousey -- and fans -- interested in fresh, familiar and exciting challenges.

Carano and Holm certainly fit that bill, perhaps one more so than the other, but missing out on both would be a major loss.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

Report: Ronda Rousey's Wrestlemania appearance planned months in advance

  • 20 days ago
  • 6 views

UFC women's bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey's Wrestlemania appearance was reportedly planned months in advance. Ronda Rousey's appearance at last weekend's blockbuster Wrestlemania event seemed l read news >>

2015 Bloody Elbow MMA Scouting Report #2 Middleweight: Rahman Dzhanaev

  • 25 days ago
  • 4 views

T.P. Grant and Zane Simon are getting closer to finishing Middleweight, at #2 is a dynamite Russian striker. The Middleweight Report is moving closer to the #1 prospect. Really all three of our final read news >>

Morning Report: Daniel Cormier says he can't promise he wouldn't 'lose his s**t' if he ran into Jon Jones

  • 25 days ago
  • 7 views

Daniel Cormier might be getting over the loss, but he's certainly not done with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Jones scored a unanimous decision victory over Cormier in the main event at U read news >>

Morning Report: Ronda Rousey hints at return to Wrestlemania 32 to tag team with Dwayne Johnson

  • 26 days ago
  • 9 views

While Luke Thomas and I were busy praying to Crom for revenge, UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was 'wrestling' on WWE's grandest stage. Sunday night, Rousey appeared alongside her 'Fur read news >>

2015 Bloody Elbow MMA Scouting Report #3 Middleweight: Khalil Rountree

  • 27 days ago
  • 3 views

The Middleweight report enters the Top 3 and it features some fighters who could very possibly be special talents. The Bloody Elbow Scouting Report is ready to dive into the top 3 Middleweight prospe read news >>

Report - Thiago Silva's ex wife celebrates his KO loss at WSOF 19: 'Made my day'

  • 27 days ago
  • 459 views

Thaysa Kamiji, Thiago Silva's ex wife, was apparently thrilled when she found out the former UFC light-heavyweight had been knocked out by Ted Holder in his World Series of Fighting debut. After a lo read news >>

Report: UFC Berlin main event will be Alexander Gustafsson vs. Glover Teixeira

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 views

An unconfirmed report coming out of Sweden says that light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson will headline the UFC's return trip to Berlin against Glover Teixeira this June. Alexander Gustaf read news >>

Report: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Glover Teixeira under consideration for UFC Fight Night 69 on June 20 in Berlin

  • 27 days ago
  • 0 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is looking to keep one light heavyweight contender in the 205-pound title hunt. And send the other one packing. According to our Swedish friends at Kimura.se, for read news >>

Morning Report: Josh Barnett wants to take 'pr**k' Travis Browne's head off, doesn't believe 'Hapa' will ever be a UFC c

  • 27 days ago
  • 134 views

UFC heavyweight Josh Barnett will grapple Roberto 'Cyborg' Abreu May 9 at Metamoris 6 and wants to fight Roy Nelson, but it's his loss to Travis Browne he's most worked up about. A pro since 1997 and read news >>