Strikeforce Results: Will Ronda Rousey Fight Gina Carano in the Future?

G DAnalyst IIIMarch 4, 2012

Eamon Queeney
Eamon Queeney

Ronda "Rowdy" Rousey (5-0) proved her nickname to be true when action began in her main-event meeting with bantamweight champion Miesha Tate (12-3) in Columbus, Ohio last evening.

Rousey survived an early storm only to throw Tate on her back and show the world her exceptional judo skills.

Once Rousey was able to place Tate on her back, the world knew it was just a matter of time until the expected armbar attempt was put into place.

Then, with just over 30 seconds remaining in Round 1, the championship bout was stopped as Rousey had connected on her fifth straight victory by armbar allowing her to become the new 135-pound title holder.

Rousey's dominant success since joining the sport of mixed martial arts has the sports fans in an uproar.

What's next for the judo and armbar mastermind?

A showdown with Sarah Kaufman?

A possible rematch with Tate?

How about an unfriendly run-in with former women's featherweight champion, Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos after her suspension is lifted?

While these seem to be the realistic options moving forward, many have not forgotten about the converted movie star Gina Carano (7-1) who hasn't fought in two-and-a-half years.

Carano, a former 145-pound No. 1 contender was clearly the second-best pound-for-pound featherweight in the world during her time in MMA.

Many fail to realize that Rousey's original weight was 145 pounds, this ultimately resulting in a potential bout with Carano in the future.

However, with Carano's change in lifestyle it's plausible to question if she'll ever even make the return to the cage.

But, Carano hasn't shutdown a possible return to the sport she still deeply loves.

And, if she does return, could we see a Rousey vs. Carano showdown for the women's bantamweight title?

It seems to be a stretch but nothing is ever out of the realm of possibilities.

Could we see Rousey and Carano battling it out in the near future?


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