Before UFC women’s champ Ronda Rousey became the face of women’s MMA (mixed martial arts), Gina Carano was poised for greatness… until she was defeated by Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino in 2009 with the promotion Strikeforce.
Since then, she’s focused on her acting career, most notably appearing in 2013’s Fast & Furious 6.
Carano, however, is still under contract with the UFC through her old Strikeforce contract and has four fights remaining on that contract. So, will she ever return? During an appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show, she said a comeback is likely.
“Yea, I’m actually kinda considering it,” Carano said, when asked if she’d fight again. “I’m actually sitting down with [Dana White] (UFC President) next week.
I love it. It’s something I can do that makes everything else disappear. I dream about it. I just didn’t know if I was ever going to get placed with an opportunity to make a comeback,” she continued. “So, I’m either going to do it now or I’m going to retire.”
If Carano is chosen to fight the undefeated Rousey, it’d be the biggest bout in the history of women’s MMA. However, it’s likely, Gina wouldn’t immediately get a title shot, being that she’s been out of the sport for nearly five years.