• Ronda Rousey Reveals The Only Opponent She’ll Return To The UFC For
UFC Hall Of Famer & current WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey had her final MMA fight in December 2016.
After suffering two brutal losses in a row, Rousey retired from Mixed Martial Arts.
However, she’s willing to return to the UFC for one more fight – against Gina Carano.
Below is what Rousey said on The Kurt Angle Show:
“I’ve said it a million times, it’s not like it’s something new, [I would come back] 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 want to fight you tomorrow at 205 pounds,’ whatever the hell she wants. If she wanted to come into my backyard, do a Rocky thing 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 a ‘f**k 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.”
Gina Carano (age 40), who is now an actress in Hollywood, has an MMA record of 7-1.
Carano & Cris Cyborg made history in 2009 by having the 1st women’s fight to headline a major MMA event. Cyborg defeated Carano on that night and gave Carano her 1st and only loss. Carano retired after that fight.
Gina has noted in the past that UFC President Dana White wanted to book a fight between her and then UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey in 2014 and she was offered $1 million for this fight.
However, Gina said she needed 6 months to prepare for the fight and UFC Officials kept on pressuring her.
Below is what Gina said on The Ariel Helwani Show in 2019:
“[Dana White] kept [putting pressure on through the media for her to sign] and kept on doing that and I’m still searching for a team and feeling all that pressure.
Then he sent me a text message that said, ‘This (expletive) is effin’ us around’ or something like that.
I sent a text message back and said, ‘I think that you sent that to the wrong person.’ And he said, ‘I don’t think I did’ and that was the last conversation we ever had over text message because I don’t think that was the kind of environment that I wanted to come back into.
So I just cut all communication after that text.”
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• Old School ECW Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Old School ECW Legend The Sandman (Real name: James Fullington) celebrates his 59th birthday today.
While he wasn’t exactly a great in-ring-performer per se, The Sandman character still became a legend in the business, especially when it comes to hardcore wrestling, mainly because of 3 things he used during his iconic entrance … beer, a cigarette and his entrance theme song: Metallica – “Enter Sandman”.
Sandman wrestled for NWA Eastern Championship Wrestling / Extreme Championship Wrestling from 1992 until the company closed its doors in early 2001, only interrupted by a 1 year stint for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling from September 1998 to September 1999.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SANDMAN!