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Gina Carano teases MMA comeback, says she is meeting with UFC soon

Former Strikeforce superstar Gina Carano has retired to focus on filming movies, but says MMA comeback is possible

| Sport News | Posted: Jan 1, 1970 12:00 am

Former women's MMA superstar Gina Carano says she will meet with UFC President Dana White to discuss a possible return to MMA following a four-year retirement. Since leaving the sport, Carano has focused on filming movies while the sport of women's MMA greatly accelerated, welcomed into the UFC for the first time.


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"I 100 percent (miss fighting)," Carano said recently during an interview. "There's not a workout I go through that I'm not fighting someone in my mind. It's never gone away."


Some fans hope to see Carano take a break from Hollywood and enter the cage again, while others believe it's just a clever marketing ploy. Carano's latest movie, "In the Blood," is now in theaters, and this is the best time to rile up MMA fans to get a boost in the ticket office.


Carano hasn't competed since losing in a Strikeforce women's featherweight championship fight to Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos - but is credited as an early pioneer for women's MMA.


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