Dana White: Gina Carano should fight Ronda Rousey because 'Conviction' did 'damn good job' against 'jacked up' Cris Cyborg

Esther Lin

Makes perfect sense.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White has doggedly pursued former Strikeforce attraction and current Hollywood actress Gina Carano, in an attempt to book her against reigning UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.

This, despite the fact that "Conviction" is coming off a loss and has not competed since 2009.

Cristiane Justino, meanwhile, has been brushed aside by the Las Vegas fight boss, despite cries from the mixed martial arts (MMA) universe to pit "Cyborg" against "Rowdy" in what has been described as a female "super fight," as the Brazilian hasn't lost in over nine years and has 10 knockouts to her name.

One of them belonging to Carano.

So why would Gina get the nod? Well, according to White during the UFC Dublin media scrum (watch it), Carano did "damn good" against Justino when they fought under the Strikeforce banner in the Showtime main event from San Jose, Calif., against a fighter who was "jacked up on Mountain Dew."

"Cyborg" failed a drug test back in 2011 and White continues to dog her for it, while simultaneously pushing for a Vitor Belfort title fight, despite the fact that "The Phenom" has failed multiple drug tests.

Rousey has been open to fighting Justino, but has been more vocal about facing Carano, who she credits for getting her into the fight game. "Rowdy" would also consider a return to featherweight if "Conviction" -- who struggled to make weight in the past -- needs to be afforded such provisions.

First, she has to sign on the dotted line, if she can make White's tentative date of December 2014.

Stay tuned.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker