SmackDown Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey is scheduled to defend her Championship against Natalya at the upcoming WWE Money in the Bank premium live event on Saturday, July 2nd, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
During a recent appearance on The Kurt Angle Show, Ronda Rousey was asked if she would ever return to mixed martial arts. The inaugural UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion stated that she would return to MMA only to fight with Gina Carano.
“I mean, I’ve said it a million times. It’s not like it’s something new, but for Gina, man. Gina Carano, she’s the reason why I got into fighting. She’s the reason why I knew it was a possibility. I will always be forever grateful…and if she ever was like, ‘Ronda, I wanna fight you tomorrow at 205 pounds,’ like whatever the hell she’d want, I’m not saying she’s 205 pounds if she wanted to come into my backyard and do the Rocky thing or, you know, ding, ding and we just do it in the backyard, I don’t care.
I will fight Gina wherever she wants, and if she doesn’t want to forever, I’ll leave that offer there. It’s a respect thing, not like a f*ck you, I’m coming to get you, it’s just like hey if you ever want to pull that card out, it’s there. I love her. Thank you Gina for everything you’ve done.“
Rousey’s last MMA fight was against Amanda Nunes at UFC 207, where she was unable to recapture the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship. Before Rousey came to MMA, Carano was the face of women’s MMA. She wasn’t fought since losing to Cris Cyborg for the inaugural Strikeforce Women’s Featherweight Championship in 2009. Since then, Carano retired to pursue a career in Hollywood.
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