Dana White: We would definitely give Gina 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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Triangle Choked site profile image  

3/9/14 3:02 AM by Triangle Choked

I'd be adjusting the volume from the couch with the converter on the coffee table.

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3/9/14 12:59 AM by Pessimist_Pete


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3/8/14 6:50 AM by Soup and Beer

So, Gina was offered a title shot and she turned it down because she claimed she would die? Oh wow I did not know that.

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3/8/14 6:38 AM by theshooter

Gina has been out of the game for several years now and everyone knows she'd probably lose if she came back, but so what, everyone wants to see it, especially if she found Ronda in a bra and panties match.

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3/8/14 6:38 AM by theshooter

" found"Meant fought.

HexRei site profile image  

3/8/14 5:37 AM by HexRei

I love Gina but at no point was she working Cyborg. Cyborg pulled guard but that was just because she knew Gina's main strength was Muay Thai while Cyborg had a much better ground game. She wasn't getting beaten, she was implementing the smartest game plan at her disposal.

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3/8/14 5:30 AM by urch

Uuhh, Dana never said that. Nor did he "be like" that.

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3/8/14 3:11 AM by BJ Penn is Irish

TTT for more Gina pics!

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3/8/14 1:42 AM by MagSlim