We've heard this before so there's no telling if it will end up being true, yet, but UFC president Dana White swears once more that he's "close" to signing a deal with Gina Carano. The former Strikeforce star has not fought since losing in 2009, and has since made a career in movies.
"Conviction" is still a big name in MMA, however, and the UFC and bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey have both been pushing for Carano to step into the Octagon and take on the "Rowdy" one. At one point in negotiations, White told the press that he would sign Carano within a week, but since then things have gotten a bit "complicated."
In Macau this past weekend, White told reporters that, while negotiations with Carano remain tangled, he should have an update by the first week of September. "It's complicated, but I think it's close," he said,
"I had a plan, but now I don’t know...We have to see how this plays out. As I said before, I should know in September, the first week of September.”
New Bellator boss Scott Coker has siad he's had only passing conversation with Carano about signing with the promotion, now that they have brought back women into the fold. Do you think Carano will come back to MMA at all, and if so, should she choose the UFC or Bellator?
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