MMA superstar turned Hollyood actress Gina Carano has revealed that she is set to meet Dana White to talk about the possibility of her fighting in the Octagon.
Speaking on The Arsenio Hall Show, Carano said she was “kind of considering” a return to MMA and that she would be meeting with the UFC President next week.
While Carano is not 100% committed to returning to the sport that made her famous, she says that one way or another she is ready to make a definitive decision on her fighting future.
“I’m either going to do it now or retire and say, I’m never going to do it. So now is the moment.”
The signs look positive though as Carano admits that she’s still a fighter at heart.
“I love it,” Carano says of fighting. “It’s something I can do that makes everything else disappear. I dream about it. I just didn’t know if I was ever going to get placed with the opportunity to make a comeback.”
Carano last fought in the Strikeforce promotion back in 2009, losing late in the first round by TKO to Cris ‘Cyborg’ Santos in a featherweight title fight.
That was the first time that Carano had tasted defeat in her eight fight MMA career and afterwards she was drawn away from the sport by the lure of Hollywood after being offered the lead role in a Stephen Soderbergh movie, ‘Haywire’.
Since then Carano has also starred in ‘Fast And Furious 6’, an episode of TV show ‘Almost Human’ and most recently a lead role in the straight-to-DVD movie ‘In The Blood’, while she’s also attached to an as yet untitled movie in 2015, believed to be a female take on ‘The Expendables’.
If Carano does agree to step into the Octagon it’ll be intriguing to know whether it’ll just be for one fight. Naturally there’s a lot of talk about a potential Carano Vs Ronda Rousey title showdown, but given that Carano hasn’t fought in five years she’s badly in need of a tune-up fight first.
That may not fit in with her schedule though, and if she does only plan to return for one last fight then the opportunity to put on by far the biggest fight in female MMA history may be too enticing for all parties concerned not to grab with both hands.
Watch Carano’s full interview below.