If UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey destroyed Sara McMann and Alexis Davis in one round, imagine what she will do to Gina Carano.
McMann and Davis are two fighters who are in good fighting shape. They may not be in Rousey’s league, but they are quality fighters who would do well in any division Rousey was not in.
Both of them could easily defeat Carano. Here’s what you need to know about Carano:
She has not fought in more than 5 years. FIVE YEARS. Who does she think she is, Sugar Ray Leonard? He took three years off before returning to upset middleweight champion Marvin Hagler in a controversial split decision victory. Carano was a good fighter, it’s not fair or honest to suggest she could walk away for five years and then come back and beat Rousey.
Carano would probably last about 90 seconds with Rousey, simply because UFC President Dana White would probably tell Rousey not to snap her arm that quickly so people don’t feel ripped off of their PPV dollars.
The last time Carano fought she could trashed worse than John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar when she fought Cris Cyborg in Strikeforce. The referee stopped the fight and saved Carano’s face along the way.
A Rousey vs. Carano fight would be about one thing: Money. It would be billed as “The Two Pioneers Of Womens’ MMA Colliding.” But it would be so far from that. Carano would not be able to hang with Rousey. It would end quickly and badly. Miesha Tate is a far better striker than Carano and we saw how that ended twice.
If Carano deserves a title shot let her fight Tate first and see how that turns out for her.
The real fight is still Rousey vs. Cyborg. It’s likely that Rousey would tap Cyborg out with an armbar also, but she would have to get inside close enough to survive Cyborg’s barrage of punches.
Rousey vs. Carano is nothing but gimmicky. It would be like signing Fedor Emelianenko to fight Cain Velasquez. No, forget that, Carano is no Fedor. It would be like signing Kimbo Slice to fight Velasquez. Yes, Slice could swing and hit Velasquez on the chin and knock him out. But that wouldn’t happen. Just like Carano would have little chance after five years to upset Rousey, who arguably is the not only the best pound-for-pound female fighter in the world, but the best MMA fighter on the planet.