MMA’s original poster girl Gina Carano (7-1) announced on Arsenio Hall that she still has the desire to fight and is considering a return to the sport she left five years ago, in which she suffered her first and only loss in her career to Cyborg at a Strikeforce event in 2009. Since then she has established herself as a very credible movie star appearing in ‘Fast & Furious 6’ and having a staring role in ‘Haywire’ directed by Steven Soderbergh.
When Hall asked if she missed fighting Carano responded: “I 100% do. There’s not a workout that I go through that I’m not fighting somebody in my mind and it’s never gone away.”
Carano also announced that she is meeting with Dana White next week to talk about her future but basically said it is now or never for the action movie star to make her anticipated return to the cage.
“I dream about it, I just didn’t know if I was ever going to get placed with the opportunity to make a comeback,” she said. “So I’m either going to do it now or I’m gonna retire and say, ‘I’m never gonna do it.’ So now is the moment.”
Alan’s Angle: Carano is just 31-years-old and with WMMA (women’s MMA) being a completely different landscape to that when she was the big ticket draw it would be exciting to see how she fairs against all the new talent that is there today. The UFC could, and will be desperate too, capitalize on her fame and stardom. A Rousey vs Carano fight will be what the UFC will be looking to put on but it will be interesting to see if they put her in straight away against the female champ or if they risk building Carano up with a couple of legitimate tests to prove that she still has what it takes, the latter would prove to be more profitable in the long run.