Rousey recently claimed she would only return to the Octagon for a dream fight with Carano in what would be a battle between two of the pioneers of women’s mixed martial arts.
“Well… There’s only one person. There’s only one person I would come back for. I mean, I’ve said it a million times. It’s not like it’s something new but, for Gina man. Gina Carano, she’s the reason why I got into fighting, she’s the reason why I knew it was a possibility.
“I will always be forever grateful… and if she ever was like, ‘Ronda, I wanna fight you tomorrow at 205 pounds,’ like whatever the hell she’d want — I’m not saying she’s 205 pounds — if she wanted to come into my backyard and do the Rocky thing or, you know, ding, ding and we just do it in the backyard, I don’t care. I will fight Gina wherever she wants and if she doesn’t want to forever, leave [that there]. It’s a respect thing, not like a, ‘F*ck you. I’m coming to get you.’ It’s just like, hey, if you ever wanna pull that card out, it’s there. I love her. Thank you Gina for everything you’ve done.”
Gina Carano: It Could Happen
Those comments reached Carano and in a recent interview with FOX News, the former Strikeforce champion expressed her willingness to make it happen.
However, it seems she is looking to face Rousey on the big screen more than inside a cage.
“You know what? Just never put it past me,” Carano said when asked if she’d consider fighting Rousey (via MMA Junkie). “It could happen. It would be like, you know, six months from now, because I have a lot of stuff I need to do.
“But my fight really is with I really want to create, I want to direct, I want to produce, I want to give Ronda Rousey a job in one of my movies, so maybe there is something we can do there.”
While having Rousey and Carano on the big screen would certainly be a big deal, it would be an even bigger deal if they ended up facing each other inside the Octagon.
It was something the UFC was even planning back in the day only for Carano to reveal she backed out after she felt she was being pressured by UFC president Dana White into signing with the promotion.
For now, all we can say is never say never.