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Midnight Mania! Gina Carano responds to Ronda Rousey’s callout: ‘It could happen’

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Both Ronda Rousey and Gina Carano are long retired. Rousey left the sport in 2016 after consecutive knockout losses ended her title reign, whereas Carano walked away in 2009 after her first professional loss to Cris Cyborg. Despite the fact that neither woman ever fought in the same year, the pair actually did nearly come to blows in 2014 before “pain in the ass lawyers” ruined everything.

Since walking away, both women have found success in other enterprises. “Rowdy” is a WWE superstar, while Carano is now best known for her acting roles in films like Deadpool and Disney’s The Mandalorian. Though public backlash to controversial social media posts lost her the latter gig, the uncanceled actress has still found allies (like Ben Shapiro) in the media industry.

None of that has much to do with fighting, however. Despite their retirement status, Rousey recently revealed Carano as the only possible fight that could draw her back into action. In response, Carano has revealed that she’s not against working with Rousey, whether that’s in film or a real fist fight.

“You know what? Just never put it past me,” Carano told FOX News (via MMAJunkie). “It could happen. It would be like, you know, six months from now, because I have a lot of stuff I need to do. But my fight really is with I really want to create, I want to direct, I want to produce, I want to give Ronda Rousey a job in one of my movies, so maybe there is something we can do there.”

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