It hasn't been that long now that women have been fighting in the UFC. One of the most popular female fighters in MMA is Gina Carano. Carano hasn’t fought in MMA in a while instead focusing on her acting career. She has been in some big budget films, including one of the Fast & Furious flicks, Haywire, and several others.
She has a new film coming out soon called In the Blood. Just because she has turned her focus to acting doesn't mean she has left MMA behind. Carano says that she would come back to the sport under the right circumstances reports Fox Sports.
"One of the things I really like doing that shows up in 'In the Blood' is an emotional scene, which it was so hard to get to that place, but once I got there and I did it, I'm so proud of that," Carano told FOX Sports on Monday. "There's fight scenes that I've done that I'm really, really proud of, but for that moment, that day, walking away I felt, 'That's what it's about.'
"I think that the world and the entertainment business makes it really hard. Because they see, you're good at something and they want to see you do that over and over. Sometimes actors and actresses say, 'That's what I'm good at, that's where I'm staying, that's where I make my money,' but for me personally, I just need to constantly be growing."
There is some rumor floating around that Carano might fight current UFC women's champ Ronda Rousey.
"I don't mind it at all. I've never retired. I've never officially said that," Carano said. "For some reason a part of me has always kept it open. I don't know, there's a certain part of me that thinks if circumstances were right, and I could keep doing what I'm trying to make my future into, that's an ideal world. If circumstances were right, you never know. I'm very open to it."