Women’s mixed martial arts pioneer Gina Carano is open to fighting Ronda Rousey after being called out by the former UFC bantamweight champion.
Carano only had eight MMA fights, but made a significant impact before retiring with a 7-1 record after losing a Strikeforce bantamweight title fight against Cris Cyborg in 2009.
The 40-year-old decided to pursue a career in acting and has appeared in such films as Haywire, Fast & Furious 6, and Deadpool.
But, in 2021, she was fired from her role as bounty hunter Cara Dune in the hit Disney+ series The Mandalorian following her ‘abhorrent and unacceptable’ social media posts.
While promoting her new movie Terror on the Prairie, Carano breathed life into a potential MMA comeback against Rousey who left the sport in 2017
“You know what? Just never put it past me. It could happen It would be six months from now because I have a lot of stuff I need to do,” she told FOX News.
“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.”
Carano’s comments come after ‘Rowdy’ explained that she has no interest in avenging her losses against Amanda Nunes and Holly Holm and would only return to fighting for one woman.
“There’s only one person I’d come back for. I’ve said it a million times, it’s not like it’s something new. Gina Carano, she’s the reason why I got into fighting, she’s the reason why I knew it was a possibility,” Rousey told The Kurt Angle Show.
“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 wants. I’m not saying she’s 205 pounds, she’s very svelte.
“If she wanted to come into my backyard and do the Rocky thing and we just do it in the backyard, I don’t care. I will fight Gina wherever she wants and even if she doesn’t want to forever, I’ll leave that offer there.”