Gina Carano hasn’t competed in MMA since August 2009. She recently said she could be swayed back into competition, but is currently focusing towards a Hollywood career. UFC president Dana White was open to her returning to the sport, but was not putting any ideas into her head.
“Gina’s got her thing,” said White after UFC 157. “I’m happy for her. Good for her. She hasn’t told me, but I heard that she said she’d be interested in coming back. I’m not going to push her. I think it would be pretty cool if she wanted to come back.”
When Carano competed, WMMA wasn’t as popular as it is today. That has since changed now that the UFC has introduced women inside the Octagon. Their first outing was at UFC 157, where champion Ronda Rousey retained her bantamweight title over Liz Carmouche.
During her MMA career, Carano won seven straight fights out of Strikeforce and EliteXC. Her last fight was a TKO loss to Strikeforce featherweight champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos, with one second left on the clock.
In May, Carano will be featured in the upcoming movie Fast and Furious 6.
White was glad that Carano was able to transition into movies and would have to see if she wants to return.