UFC close to signing Carano, who may fight Rousey

Gina Carano is close to signing a deal with the UFC and her first bout may be against bantamweight...

Gina Carano is close to signing a deal with the UFC and her first bout may be against bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. (WENN.com)

GORDON ANDERSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:07 PM ET

The long talked deal between Gina Carano and UFC president Dana White seems to be almost a done deal.

During a media scrum in Dublin, Ireland, White said Carano, who has been on the sidelines since 2009, “should be signed next week” and went on to titillate the media with speculation she and Ronda Rousey will trade more than verbal jabs in December.

White says Rousey has been instrumental in moving this deal along, and with all the bantamweight champion has done for the UFC White felt somewhat obligated to make an effort to sign former Strikeforce champion Carano.

“Ronda’s been very good to us, and if that’s the fight she wants, then I’m going to try to get it done,” White said.

The dollar figure hasn't been announced and that might be the final hurdle to put this much ballyhooed deal together.

“She’ll either say yes to that zero or no to that zero,” White said.


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