UFC president Dana White refuted rumors this week that former Strikeforce champion Gina Carano was booked to return to MMA and face UFC bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey. UFC commentator Joe Rogan teased supposedly seismic additions coming to the UFC's female roster during a recent radio interview and since that time speculation has included Carano as the next opponent for Rousey.
“[Rogan] blew my whole week with that interview,” White said.
“There’s nothing done as far as [Rousey's] next opponent.”
That said, White would absolutely welcome Carano to the UFC. After all, she's a huge star and is still under contract with Zuffa, the UFC's parent company.
“If [Carano] wanted to fight in the UFC, of course,” White said.
“If Gina Carano wanted to fight in the UFC, we would definitely do it.”
When Zuffa purchased Strikeforce, Carano's was one of the contracts they obtained. When the fighter went on hiatus after her 2009 loss to Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino, her contract stayed intact should sheRead More »from Dana White: UFC would 'definitely' do Gina Carano fight