The UFC President revealed that he will be meeting with the former Strikeforce featherweight champion's lawyer next week to resume contract negotiations. He expressed a keen interest in finalizing the deal as soon as possible.
"One down, one to go," White told ESPN.com. "I'm going to meet with Gina next week and get that f---ing thing done. Next week, man. It's just a matter of me and Lorenzo going to jump on a plane to Los Angeles, get in a room with her and her lawyer and get this thing done."
White made it clear that Carano's main interest is a title fight against women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Whether she would be placed in an immediate title fight was not made clear.
Carano has not fought a 2009 loss to Cris Justino and holds a 7-1 record overall. Carano's only fight at bantamweight was her professional debut, where she defeated Leiticia Pestova via KO.