UFC's White is ready to bring Carano into the fold

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UFC’s White is ready to bring Carano into the fold – MMA Experts Blog – Mixed Martial Arts – Yahoo! Sports

In a sudden change of heart, UFC president Dana White said that he’s willing to promote women’s fighting. Neil Davidson of the Canadian Press reported that White told fans during a Q & A session in Toronto that he is interested female fighter Gina Carano. White said that he would welcome Carano (pictured on the right) to fight under Zuffa’s World Extreme Cagefighting banner:

“Gina Carano is a star, I think she’s talented. I think she’s got all the tools, so what I’m willing to do is bring Gina into the WEC. We could do fights whenever there’s a challenger for Gina. That’s how I’ll test the waters and see how it goes.”

In the past, White has consistently said that he wasn’t interested in promoting female MMA:

“I’m not a huge fan of women fighting. Period. Not to say that I don’t acknowledge that there are amazing female athletes out there in every sport. I just think right now we had a hard enough time getting over the stigma of the men”

This could be a huge boost for Carano and the WEC. She gets to continue fighting on free television on Versus and the WEC could see a nice ratings boost.

Carano’s previous promoter, EliteXC went out of business three weeks ago. Unless there’s some unforeseen legal hurdles, Carano is a free agent. On CBS, she was a ratings monsters drawing a combined 10 million-plus viewers in two fights against Kaitlin Young and Kelly Kobold that ranked amongst the top 10 highest viewed fights in mixed martial arts history.

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