Dana White confident Gina Carano wants to fight

Elias Cepeda
Gina Carano hasn't fought since losing to Cris 'Cyborg' Justino (then known as Cris Santos) in 2009, but she's on the verge of getting a title fight against Ronda Rousey, UFC president Dana White said. (AP Photo)

Dana White and Gina Carano did recently meet to discuss bringing the former Strikeforce champion into the UFC for her first fight since 2009 and, according to the UFC President, the meeting went well. Carano does not have a deal to fight anyone yet but White was optimistic when he spoke with Fox Sports last night after the TUF: Nations Finale card.

"Gina and I had a good meeting. I'm very confident that she does want to come back and she does want to fight. We do not have a deal but, umm, we might," White said.

Rousey, of course, next defends her bantamweight title against Alexis Davis this coming Fourth of July weekend in Las Vegas. According to White, Carano isn't only interested in fighting Rousey - "Conviction" wants to take on whoever the UFC champ is at the time.

"No, this isn't a 'I'm just coming back to fight Ronda Rousey.' [Carano] wants to fight whoever the champ is," White insisted.

Speaking of women fighting, White also opined on the controversial question of who would win a real fight between Rousey and boing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.

"MMA fight or street fight, Ronda Rousey easily, easily wins that fight," White said.

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