White: Gina Carano return would be 'cool'


Earlier this month former Strikeforce middleweight (145) champion Gina Carano was asked point blank by SBNation's Matt Ufford, "Are you done fighting?"

"I haven't fought in three years," replied Carano. "Right now I'm focusing on films and bringing my physicality and emotions to…  that's what my focus is, so I think that if your focus is fighting, you're a fighter and that's not my focus right now."

Matt Ufford: "So I can take this to Ariel Helwani, MMAFighting - 'officially done.'"

Gina Carano: "You can't say that. I wake up every morning and surprise myself, and I wake up to a new me every day. I still train."

MU: "When was the last time you sparred?"

GC: "Probably two weeks ago, actually. and it felt really good because I felt free to not feel like I'm training for anything but to just train and love it again."

At the UFC 157 post-fight news conference, UFC president Dana White expressed happiness for her current position as an actress, and said she would be welcome back.

"Gina's got her thing," said White. "I'm happy for her. Good for her. She hasn't told me, but I heard that she said she'd be interested in coming back. I'm not going to push her. I think it would be pretty cool if she wanted to come back."

"Gina's a movie star, man. Gina's out making movies. I actually liked that she made it, and she went on and she's doing movies and things. I like that. I like to see that happening."

Carano's return would be problematic at present, as the UFC is focusing on the 135 pound division, and Carano had to struggle mightily to make the 140 catchweight that Strikeforce created for her.

Still, a sport can dream, right?


tags: UFC   Gina Carano   Ronda Rousey (detail)  Dana White      


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wheeels site profile image  

2/25/13 10:58 AM by wheeels

"because she got her back and did jack shit with it."you must've been making out with your boyfriend when the fight was on...

New Leaf 1.0 site profile image  

2/25/13 10:52 AM by New Leaf 1.0

Sounds like you're confused Rousey finished Tate and Carmouche in the first round. LOL @ Liz nearly beating her, because she got her back and did jack shit with it.There was room for Cyborg too, she chose to leave.

ILoveWatchingJonesBoneShogun site profile image  

2/25/13 10:31 AM by ILoveWatchingJonesBoneShogun

Don't get me wrong, I love her big bubbly bouncy ass but the point is she could drop 10 lbs if she had to

cheesesteak site profile image  

2/25/13 10:04 AM by cheesesteak

yup she has a sweet ass!

ILoveWatchingJonesBoneShogun site profile image  

2/25/13 9:46 AM by ILoveWatchingJonesBoneShogun

she could do richard simmons triceps, thighs and butt exercises and drop 10 extra pounds. It is a discipline thing for Gina, she likes to eat. Don't let the tummy fool you, she carrys her weight in other places

stonepony site profile image  

2/25/13 9:36 AM by stonepony

I looked it up... McConaughey has dropped 40lbs, of mostly muscle. He's gone from Middleweight sized, to Flyweight sized. He changed his diet and switched his workout focus... And, Cyborg who is more stacked than Anthony Pettis can't drop a few lbs?

stonepony site profile image  

2/25/13 9:23 AM by stonepony

Yes. She's the Bob Sapp of WMMA.

stonepony site profile image  

2/25/13 9:21 AM by stonepony

Take a look at how much weight Matthew McConaughey has dumped. He dropped a ton of muscle.

scaredy cat site profile image  

2/25/13 7:29 AM by scaredy cat

Fuck I wish people would get over the Carano thing. I know she's pretty but she hasn't been a fighter since Cyborg retired her three years ago. The sport has moved on and so has "The Face of Women's MMA". Leave the movie star to her new life.

PermitMeFisticuffsBrother site profile image  

2/25/13 7:26 AM by PermitMeFisticuffsBrother

My wrist hurts just thinking about it.