When Ronda Rousey says that Gina Carano is “the worst style match up” for her, what does she mean?
According to an artcle on MMAJunkie.com, Rousey is referring to Gina’s ability to knock someone out with just one punch. It’s not that she’s afraid, but she knows where her own strengths are and perhaps avoiding that one punch is something for which she’d have to train before getting into the cage with Gina.
Carano hasn’t competed since 2009, but it’s possible she’s still been keeping in shape enough to make the transition back into professional fighting. There’s something to be said about Rousey’s certainty that Carano would be an absolute challenge for her. After all, she’s been fighting against women who are IN training, and yet they still can’t offer much of a fight. With the time Carano has been away from the sport, it’s very telling of her reputation that after so many years away, she can still cause a sense of doubt in the current bantamweight champion.
According to Rousey, Carano has been training for months, so she won’t just be jumping into the cage without preparation.
As we know, UFC 182 is the night we’re looking forward to because the main event is Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier, and it would only be made that much better if by then we could also see Ronda Rousey vs. Gina Carano. Imagine it! If only Dana White could just smooth out all of the “complications” in signing Carano with the UFC.
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