Gina Carano has 'had conversations' about MMA return, 'very open' to it 'if circumstances were right'
http://www.mmamania.com/2014/3/24/55...nda-rousey-ufcAs she recently informed FOXSports.com:
"I feel like I can't say too much [about recent conversations about a possible return]. I've got all this information that if I could just speak freely, this is actually what's going on. I wish I could open up my mind and tell you exactly the things that I've seen and the conversations that I've had, but I think to sum it up in a nice, safe way for me is if circumstances were right, and if it's a good enough circumstance [I would come back] because my first love is MMA."
Carano is still under contract with Zuffa, which acquired Strikeforce and select talent back in Jan. 2013. "Crush," however, has not been in a real, sanctioned cage fight since a technical knockout loss to the aforementioned "Cyborg" in late 2009.
She bolted for Hollywood shortly thereafter, and despite flirting with a comeback in 2011, Carano hasn't really looked back thanks to huge movie roles such as "Haywire" and "The Fast And Furious 6."
Nonetheless, she still never officially closed the door.
"I've never retired. I've never officially said that. For some reason a part of me has always kept it open. I don't know, there's a certain part of me that thinks if circumstances were right, and I could keep doing what I'm trying to make my future into, that's an ideal world. If circumstances were right, you never know. I'm very open to it."
Carano, who turns 32 years old in three weeks, often struggled to make the 145-pound Featherweight limit. Combine that with the reality that she has not been in the midst of an intense MMA training camp in more than four years, and it's no surprise she isn't prepared to pull the trigger on a comeback on a whim.
She also has other -- more lucrative -- obligations that would seemingly prevent her from setting aside a full six months to prepare for a potential fight against Rousey ... or any other female for that matter.
In other words, Carano returning to MMA isn't happening soon:
"I haven't trained for a fight in a long time, so it gets kind of interesting when these rumors start coming up. But if I ever did do something like that, I would want the circumstances to be correct and right.... I would definitely take something like that extremely seriously. I would dedicate myself to it, and need the time because you're taking somebody who hasn't fought in a while, that hasn't been in the fight camp-type environment; and it would have to be done in a time where there would be enough time for me to get ready for that and be able to support myself during that time because that's all I'd be doing is taking that seriously, and it would take me away from other projects or potential projects that I've been working this far in my life to get to."
No way she makes 135...
And speaking of Cyborg...
I'd watch it, be turned on the entire time too.
All manner of men came to work for the News: everything from wild young Turks who wanted to rip the world in half and start all over again -- to tired, beer-bellied old hacks who wanted nothing more than to live out their days in peace before a bunch of lunatics ripped the world in half.
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Two things went into this imo. #1 Ronda wants NO part of Cyborg. #2 Ronda wants a chance to fondle the hell out of Gina when she judo flips her onto the ground.
A tiger never loses sleep over the opinion of sheep.
Cyborg to make 135 debut in late summer
After Friday, her schedule is for a May MMA fight in Invicta at 145 pounds, a July return to Muay Thai with Lion Fights, also at 145, and then making 135 for the first time for an Invicta fight in either August or September.But it's not possible at 145 or a catch weight because Ronda is running from me. If I make 135, Ronda can't run."
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