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White: We would definitely give Carano a fight

 

Speculation was rampant last week when Joe Rogan said a big announcement was coming about women in the UFC. It was speculated that this could mean the signing of Cris Cyborg or even the return of Gina Carano. Today, Dana White refuted the Carano talk, but did say she would be welcome back in the UFC:

When rumors started flying about Carano, White claimed he wasn’t even aware of the fighter’s contractual status when asked about the fight and had to go to the UFC’s legal department to clarify her position. He said she has four fights remaining on her Strikeforce contract, which was assigned to the UFC when it purchased the now-defunct promotion. Carano would, however, be required to fight in the octagon if she decided to come out of retirement.

“When you go on a hiatus, whether you’re injured or semi-retired, you’re still under contract,” he said. “If you come back, you’re still under contract with us. So she is under contract with us, but I have no plans right now.”

With that said, the door is certainly open for the former “face of women’s MMA.”

“If she wanted to fight in the UFC, of course,” White said. “If Gina Carano wanted to fight in the UFC, we would definitely do it.”

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3/7/14 4:48 PM
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3/7/14 4:55 PM
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I would love to see Gina fighting again.

3/7/14 5:01 PM
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I seriously doubt Dana had to "consult his legal team" to know the status of Carano.

 

 

3/7/14 5:02 PM
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can she make 265?

3/7/14 5:03 PM
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Only fight for Gina is Rousey...she would get whipped by any contender out there right now which would screw up the $$$ grab that would be Rousey/Carano.
3/7/14 5:15 PM
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Figure4LegLock - Only fight for Gina is Rousey...she would get whipped by any contender out there right now which would screw up the $$$ grab that would be Rousey/Carano.

If she's as good as she used to be, she'd be top 5 in that division easily. Don't forget, she was working Cyborg for a while in their fight. And has some pretty good wins on her record. I'd love to see her fight Kaufman or Tate... and would pick her to win both of those fights.
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can she make 265?

Excuse you? Phone Post 3.0
3/7/14 5:21 PM
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Gina Carano vs. Miesha Tate for contenders fight.

3/7/14 5:22 PM
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BRZ -

Gina Carano vs. Miesha Tate for contenders fight.

Sexiest weigh in EVER Phone Post 3.0
3/7/14 5:29 PM
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If they bring Carano back I'd hope they have her fight a match or two before throwing her in against a top contender or Rousey herself.

 

I imagine she'd like to work off some ring rust and prove she still belongs with the best before we all jump to conclusions and throw her to the sharks.

3/7/14 5:29 PM
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JudoknowNothing - 
BRZ -

Gina Carano vs. Miesha Tate for contenders fight.

Sexiest weigh in EVER Phone Post 3.0

Sexiest fight EVER
3/7/14 5:43 PM
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JudoknowNothing - 
BRZ -

Gina Carano vs. Miesha Tate for contenders fight.

Sexiest weigh in EVER Phone Post 3.0

Sexiest fight EVER
Scissor me timbers!
I agree. Phone Post 3.0
3/7/14 5:47 PM
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If Gina Carano returned to MMA fighting, it would be a mistake to book her against anyone other than Ronda Rousey right now. This fight would be a huge draw, and it would not be worth it to risk Gina losing to a lower level star, and then taking away an luster from a fight against Rousey.
3/7/14 5:49 PM
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The only way I could see booking Gina against another fighter than Rousey would be if Gina can't or won't make 135, or if Rousey won't come up from 135.

Gina is a couple of inches taller and naturally bigger than Rousey, but still, the two enough are close enough in size that either could go up or down or they could meet at a catchweight.
3/7/14 5:51 PM
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I dont think gina makes 135 Phone Post 3.0
3/7/14 5:52 PM
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soonertodd - 
JudoknowNothing - 
BRZ -

Gina Carano vs. Miesha Tate for contenders fight.

Sexiest weigh in EVER Phone Post 3.0

Sexiest fight EVER

A PPV I would consider paying for.

Wouldnt want to get caught fapping at the bar. Again.
3/7/14 5:58 PM
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UFC could possibly "lend" her to InvictaFC for a warm up match or two at 145 then bring her into UFC for 135 match. Phone Post 3.0
3/7/14 6:18 PM
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She would have a real hard time making 135, gina isn't a little chick. I miss watching her fight, boom boom was the best.
3/7/14 6:27 PM
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My goodness...anyone who thinks Carano has any chance against a top 5 woman at 135 or 145 is simply delusional based on her looks. While she has been gone for the last 5 years women like Davis, Tate, etc have all consistently working at their craft. If Carano comes back it's because of the 7 figures she would get from Zuffa not because she is looking to make a run at the title. Any of you learn anything from Hughes vs Gracie?
3/7/14 6:35 PM
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Duh
3/7/14 6:38 PM
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Gina had better striking (a ton crisper and more disciplined) than most of wmma.

Guess what? She still does!

IF she could make 135 shed be top 5-7 imo Phone Post 3.0
3/7/14 6:40 PM
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Ronda vs Gina just as has been rumored.

Melter called it and Joe hinted at a big announcement.

It's the logical move as Cat isn't healed and Cyborg isn't available and no one else is worth drawing money.

Ronda isn't the star Dana says and her PPV buys showed.

Total hotshot booking move to go with what could draw curiosity buys and help Ronda sell more than 300K. Phone Post 3.0
3/7/14 6:43 PM
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If Gina fought Ronda it would be a race to see what would finish first, me or the fight
3/7/14 6:49 PM
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I don't think Dana is gonna throw enough money at Gina to make her come back from making lousy movies.