Dana White: “If Gina Carano Wants To Come Back, I Wouldn’t Say No”

February 24, 2013
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Cris Cyborg Santos and Gina CaranoFormer Strikeforce fighter turned movie star Gina Carano hasn’t fought since her TKO loss to Cris “Cyborg” Santos in 2009, but UFC president Dana White would welcome the 30-year-old back if she wanted to fight again.

“Gina’s a movie star,” White said. “Gina’s out making movies. I actually like that she made it and she went on and is doing movies, I like that, I like to see that happen. If Gina came back and said she wanted to fight again, we’d take her back. I’m not going to pursue her. She’s got her thing and I’m happy for her.”

Since her eight-fight pro career, which saw her challenge for the Strikeforce 145-pound title, Carano has appeared in numerous reality shows and movies, but the word on the street is that she may be interested in a comeback.

“She hasn’t told me, but I heard that she said that she would be interested in coming back, but if she wants to come back I wouldn’t say no,” White continued. “She’s been out for a while, so I don’t know if she would want an immediate title shot.”

While she likely wouldn’t be thrown in the cage with UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey straight away if she did return, there is a possibility that the fight may happen at a later stage if Carano could make the weight, which would be a high rating event for the UFC.

Carano has only competed once in her career at 135 pounds.  It was her professional debut in 2006.  She’s struggled to make weight in higher weight classes, so it all may be a moot point until the UFC expands its women’s divisions higher than bantamweight.

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  • Oswald Cobblepott

    This is rarely the case but the UFC needs Carano more than she needs them. Go after her!

  • Maddawgmar

    Rousey v Carano, in the sexiest fight ever.

  • No Ronda is NOT pretty

    At the weigh ins Carano would make her look like an manish 2ct tr*mp , at the post fight Ronda would make her look like a busted up one armed bum

  • Brian

    She can’t make 135 just like Cyborg she struggles to make 145. Dana would roll out the carpet and probably reate the weight class for pretty Carano but not for Cyborg who destroyed her at 145.

    • She was beat at 145, you say? By Cyborg? The steroid popping man?

    • 1321

      stop crying. Carano would beat the shit out of cyborg if cyborg was not on steroids… And during the fight cyborg cheated, by putting fingers near eyes. And u still think like that? Is ur low iq problem or something? Please let the smart guys think, and u just share their opinion. U would look smarter in that way, this way u look like a stupid prick… 🙂