ROWDY ‘It’s a respect thing’ – UFC legend Ronda Rousey uninterested in avenging losses to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes but WWE star would end MMA retirement to fight Gina Carano

Former UFC and Strikeforce bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has revealed that she is open to the idea of an MMA comeback – but only for one particular fight.

Rousey broke down barriers and amassed a 12-2 record during her professional MMA career, before calling it quits in 2016 at 31 years old after losing to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207.

‘Rowdy’ has since gone on to carve out a very successful career in professional wrestling with the WWE and an MMA comeback appears to be the last thing on the mind of the UFC Hall of Famer.

The American is uninterested in avenging her defeats to Holly Holm or Nunes but says she would step back into the Octagon without hesitation for a fight against WMMA pioneer Gina Carano.

“There’s only one person I’d come back for. I’ve said it a million times, it’s not like it’s something new. Gina Carano, she’s the reason why I got into fighting, she’s the reason why I knew it was a possibility,” Rousey said on The Kurt Angle Show.

“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 wants. I’m not saying she’s 205 pounds, she’s very svelte.

“If she wanted to come into my backyard and do the Rocky thing and we just do it in the backyard, I don’t care. I will fight Gina wherever she wants and even if she doesn’t want to forever, I’ll leave that offer there.”

Carano only had eight fights in MMA but made a significant impact before retiring with a 7-1 record after losing against Cris Cyborg in a Strikeforce bantamweight title fight in 2009.

The 40-year-old decided to pursue a career in acting and has appeared in such films as Haywire, Fast & Furious 6, and Deadpool.

But, in 2021, she was fired from her role as bounty hunter Cara Dune in the hit Disney+ series The Mandalorian following her ‘abhorrent and unacceptable’ social media posts.

It seems unlikely that Carano would be interested in giving up her life on the silver screen to end her 13-year retirement from the sport, although a fight against Rousey may be too big to pass up.

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