MMA Legend and actress Gina Carano might get back to where she once was known largely, possibly thanks to Ronda Rousey if it ever happens. Carano, who overcame a lot of adversity since 2020 and managed to do a great movie this year despite the mass cancellation of opportunities, courtesy of the ‘cancel culture’ on social media, started off being known through her mixed martial arts career. Safe to say, Carano was the first household name in women’s MMA.
Carano made her MMA debut back in 2006 and wrapped it up quick in 2009 with 8 fights in order to pursue a career in acting. Carano went on to have an amazing tenure in the form of movies such as Deadpool, Furious 6, Terror on the Prairie and many more. Carano retired only after losing to the next face of women’s MMA which was Cris Cyborg, after which when the UFC started inculcating women’s MMA in its business, Ronda Rousey took that status from Cyborg and went on to also become the first female megastar of MMA.
Gina Carano is open to a Ronda Rousey fight, but first, she would expand her resume in the entertainment industry
Not so long ago, Rosey, currently a WWE superstar who’s the former UFC bantamweight champion as well as the first-ever female UFC Hall of Famer, hopped on a podcast to give an interview to WWE Hall of Famer and Olympic gold medalist, Kurt Angle. There Rousey confessed that Carano is her role model, also saying that she wouldn’t have been into MMA if not for Gina Carano and that Carano would be the only person she would still be interested to compete back in MMA against.
In a special segment by Fox News Live titled Unfiltered w/ Dan Bongino, Carano responded to the respectful challenge and said “You know what? Just never put it past me. It could happen,” says a smiling Carano.
What do you make of this response from Carano? Do you think Rousey is likely to get the Carano fight sooner or later? Who did you grow up watching fight first, Rousey or Carano? Finally, where do you put these women amongst the pioneers of women’s MMA? Rousey had a record of most title defences in women’s MMA history that lasted as long as 7 years before it was broken by UFC flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko.