Ronda Rousey willing to move up in weight to fight Gina Carano
MMA: UFC 170 Press Conference
We already knew that UFC president Dana White would love to have former Strikeforce champion Gina Carano fight for the UFC if she were to return to MMA competition for the first time since 2009. Now, we also know that women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey is more than willing to take Carano on.
Rumors have flown since UFC commentator Joe Rogan said that big news was going to soon be announced in women's UFC action. Many fans are wondering if that big news could end up being Carano's return to fighting.
Back when she fought, Carano often had trouble making 140 and 145 pounds so it would be unlikely that she could successfully come down to 135 pounds to challenge Rousey for her belt. However, the "Rowdy" made clear to reporters this week that she'd be willing to move up in weight to make a Rousey vs. Carano super fight reality.
“For Gina, there would be exceptions that I would make for Gina that I wouldn’t for anyone else,” Rousey said.
"To fight her would be a real honor. It would be a real milestone for the sport."
Rousey also said that, ideally, she'd like to next fight in late summer, shortly before her movie, Expendables 3 comes out in theaters. However, the Judo Olympic medalist says that she doesn't believe any rumors until contracts are signed, and that she hasn't signed any yet for her next bout.
Who would you pick to win a fight at 140 or 145 between Ronda Rousey and Gina Carano? Let us know in the comments section.