Gina Carano: If The Circumstances Were Right I Would Come Back To MMA

There’s been a lot of talk in the last couple of weeks about Strikeforce’s former featherweight champion Gina Carano making a return back to the cage.

The talk all came around when the UFC’s color commentator Joe Rogan revealed there would be a “huge announcement” coming surrounding bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey’s next opponent.

Carano was one of the names tossed around for a potential opponent for “Rowdy” but with the former champion having been inactive since 2009 it seemed very unlikely. However, last week the talk heated up yet again, almost reaching boiling point when Rousey said she would be willing to move up a weight class to fight the movie star.

Throughout all of the drama, Carano herself has remained incredibly quiet about the situation but she opened up about what’s been going on recently in an interview with FoxSports. The former champion said she hasn’t yet officially retired and would consider a return if the circumstances were right:

“I don’t mind it at all. I’ve never retired. I’ve never officially said that,” says Carano. “For some reason a part of me has always kept it open. I don’t know, there’s a certain part of me that thinks if circumstances were right, and I could keep doing what I’m trying to make my future into, that’s an ideal world. If circumstances were right, you never know. I’m very open to it.

I feel like I can’t say too much. I’ve got all this information that if I could just speak freely, this is actually what’s going on,” Carano teased. “I wish I could open up my mind and tell you exactly the things that I’ve seen and the conversations that I’ve had, but I think to sum it up in a nice, safe way for me is if circumstances were right, and if it’s a good enough circumstance (I would come back) because my first love is MMA.

Of course I haven’t trained for a fight in a long time so it gets kind of interesting when these rumors start coming up. But if I ever did do something like that, I would want the circumstances to be correct and right.”

Carano has been making waves in Hollywood since she stepped away from MMA and has appeared in a number of high profile films. If she was to return for a bout with the women’s champion it would certainty be a huge event.

“Rowdy” has also been having success recently in acting but unlike “Crush” she is making movies while fighting at the same time. According to Carano, if she was to come back it would require her full dedication to the sport

“I’m more of a fan of MMA now than I’ve ever been. I’m saying if the circumstance was right, I’d definitely consider it. If the circumstances were right.”

Would you like to see Carano take on Rousey?


13 Comments

  1. Avatar of Ivy

    Ivy

    March 25, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    It's ridiculous that people actually take Women's MMA seriously. All the guy fans just want to see how hot they are, and then they become known for being hot more than being fighters. Watching 2 women fighting in the cage to me is like watching two 12 year old boys scrapping in the backyard, except I want to potentially impregnate both women.

    • Avatar of TheXperience

      TheXperience

      March 25, 2014 at 3:26 pm

      Smh…. you need help my friend!

    • Avatar of cranestyle

      cranestyle

      March 25, 2014 at 8:54 pm

      "Watching 2 women fighting in the cage to me is like watching two 12 year old boys scrapping in the backyard, except I want to potentially impregnate both women."

      But I guess only one of the 12 year old boys?

    • Avatar of SpaceJam

      SpaceJam

      March 25, 2014 at 11:54 pm

      I take it you didn't watch Raquel Pennington vs Jessica Andrade? That was a fucking great fight and i have seen a lot of great women's fights. What you said is completely and utterly ridiculous. These women are pro athletes just like the men and train just as hard. Not to mention these women would beat the retard out of you and 70% of other men just like you. You Chauvinistic Cunt.

      • Avatar of Ivy

        Ivy

        March 26, 2014 at 11:09 am

        SpaceJam – would that before or after you changed your tampon?

      • Avatar of Ivy

        Ivy

        March 26, 2014 at 11:21 am

        "I take it you didn't watch Raquel Pennington vs Jessica Andrade? That was a fucking great fight and i have seen a lot of great women's fights" Translation: I like women's MMA. A subjective opinion. Others are entitled to disagree.

        "What you said is completely and utterly ridiculous." – A subjective opinion. I know many MMA fans who DO agree – including female fans.

        "These women are pro athletes just like the men and train just as hard." – True, but that doesn't mean I have to enjoy watching them fight, does it?

        "Not to mention these women would beat the retard out of you and 70% of other men just like you. You Chauvinistic Cunt." Translation: I would get MY ass kicked by any women MMA fighter because I am a pussy. haha, bye.

  2. Avatar of watermelon fresh

    watermelon fresh

    March 25, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Of course I haven't trained for a fight in a long time so it gets kind of interesting when these rumors start coming up. But if I ever did do something like that, I would want the circumstances to be correct and right."

    This is why she will get slaughtered against ANYONE in UFC. I bet she has not trained at all in years

    • Avatar of TheXperience

      TheXperience

      March 25, 2014 at 3:32 pm

      She still trains.. just no full training camps for a fight. She could probably come back and do some damage, but she would need more time than "active" competing fighters. She would probably need 6-8 months to sharpen her timing and technique up to competition level.

      When she talks about the "right" circumstances, i have to assume she's talking $$$. She's making plenty in Hollywood, so getting back into MMA would have to make sense at this stage of her life and money would have to be the deciding factor.

  3. Avatar of cranestyle

    cranestyle

    March 25, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    "Circumstances right" = movie career sucking big time (no pun intended, but now hard to get out of my head)

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