The former Strikeforce and Elite XC star addressed the matchup after Rousey recently said Carano was the only fight that would bring her out of retirement after her last UFC fight in 2016.
“You know what? Just never put it past me,” Carano said when asked about Rousey on FOX News. “It could happen. It would be six months from now because I have a lot of stuff I need to do.”
Carano never formally retired from fighting despite her last appearance in 2009 when she suffered a first-round TKO loss to Cris Cyborg in Strikeforce. Following that fight, she focused on her acting career and landed several high-profile roles in films such as Haywire, Fast and Furious 6 and Deadpool.
“I will fight Gina wherever she wants,” Rousey told Kurt Angle on his podcast. “Even if she doesn’t want to forever, leave that offer there.
“It’s a respect thing, not like a, ‘F*** you. I’m coming to get you.’ It’s just like, ‘Hey, if you ever wanna pull that card out, it’s there.’ I love her. Thank you Gina for everything you’ve done.”
If a real fight doesn’t happen, Carano seems ready to possibly pursue a scripted showdown, working with Rousey on a future film or television project.
“I really want to create, I want to direct, I want to produce,” Carano said. “I want to give Ronda Rousey a job in one of my movies, so maybe there is something we can do there.”