If Gina Carano comes back to MMA, she'd likely fight Ronda Rousey and if she fights Rousey, the UFC bantamweight champion wants to put her belt on the line against "Conviction." "I think it would be the best thing for women's MMA," Rousey said during a recent media event.
"I think it would be the highest profile fight that could be done. I don't think it would make sense for her to come back and fight somebody else and take the risk of maybe losing and not being able to capitalize on the fight between me and her. I think it would make more sense to go straight to a title fight."
Carano last fought in 2009 and lost badly to Cris "Cyborg" Justino. Even so, Rousey believes that Carano deserves a shot at UFC gold because of her fame. Rousey says that she owes everything to a pioneer like Carano.
"She's one of the pioneers on the sport," Rousey said.
"She's the reason I fight at all. You can't say she's just coming in off the street. How can you say no to the woman that I owe everything to? I would bend over backwards to fight her. I'm not going to make her run through the gauntlet to fight me. I would show up at her house if that's where she wanted to fight."
Carano has only once fought MMA at 135 pounds and often had trouble making 140 pounds. Do you think it's possible for Carano to make the bantamweight limit and, if so, would it help or hurt her against Rousey?
Let us know in the comments section.
- Sports & Recreation
- Martial Arts
- Ronda Rousey