Ronda Rousey accomplished the impossible just a few short years ago when she captured the attention of the UFC and ushered in the female ranks of their roster of athletes. Since then, she's beaten every opponent put in front of her, finishing them all in impressive fashion.
Before Ronda, there was another "face" of women's MMA and that lovely visage belongs to former Strikeforce star Gina Carano. Her professional fighting career only spanned three years, but she captured the attention and hearts of hardcore and casual fans alike in that short time.
These days, she's doing big-budget movies that don't require her getting punched in the face, but the community still holds out hope that she will one day return for the right fight, a hope that is occasionally fueled whenever she is spotted at an event or in a gym. The UFC has reached out a few times in an effort to get her on board for a superfight with Rousey, but without any success.
Interview: Rousey on Carano
In this interview with BloodyElbow.com, Ronda Rousey spoke about a bunch of topics such as several BJJ Champions calling her out, Gina Carano, WWE Summerslam, and which X-Men character she would be.
"It's insane ... she's a beautiful athlete and there's so much respect there and I wish her all the best," Carano said. "And I hopegets another chance at the UFC [title]."
She went on to offer a kind word for newcomersand , who were each other's opponents in the co-main event of the card.
Call me crazy, but I prefer seeing Gina on the silver screen rather than in the Octagon. Regardless of what she does, I will always root for her success.