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Gina Carano in the UFC? Dana White says he will sign her next week

Gina CaranoNow that Ronda Rousey has run through all the competition in the UFC, organization boss Dana White is looking outside the promotion to bring in more potential opponents. During the week he announced the signing of boxer/kickboxer Holly Holm. Next week he plans to add Gina Carano to the roster.

“One down, one to go,” White told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto of his plans to add challengers to Rousey. “I’m going to meet with Gina next week and get that f—ing thing done. Next week, man.

“It’s just a matter of me and Lorenzo going to jump on a plane to Los Angeles, get in a room with her and her lawyer and get this thing done.”

Carano (7-1) moved on to a movie career after losing to Cyborg Justino in 2009 and has not fought since then. White says Gina has an interest in fighting (Carano has said she’s interest in a return) and facing Rousey and that it’s just a matter of agreeing on a contract.

Though Carano’s ability to challenge Rousey is in question, there is little doubt about the drawing power of such a fight. Carano has become a movie star in the last five years and has received more attention since dating actor Henry Cavill. Rousey is one of the biggest stars in the UFC. The two of them fighting each other would generate all sorts of buzz and interest.

The only problem is that Carano might want to return for one fight and one fight only: Rousey. She doesn’t belong in the octagon with Rousey for her first fight back, but can she and the UFC risk her taking a loss in a tuneup fight? Probably not. The better fight is Rousey-Holm, while Rousey-Carano is the one that will sell the best.

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Ronda Rousey broke her thumb on Alexis Davis’ face

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey absolutely dominated Alexis Davis to successfully defend her UFC women’s bantamweight title on Saturday night. The entire fight lasted just 16 seconds. Believe it or not, that was long enough for Rousey to suffer a significant injury.

Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times reports that Rousey will be out for over two months due to a broken thumb she suffered against Davis. Considering the fight only consisted of a punch, a knee, a hip toss and multiple punches to the head, we have to assume Rousey literally broke her hand on Davis’ face.

You would expect Rousey to have escaped the bout unscathed when the fight was called after 16 seconds. That just goes to show you that anything can happen in a short amount of time.

Joe Rogan asked Ronda Rousey about UFC 176 and Dana White is ticked (Video)

Joe Rogan was urged by people in a production truck to ask Ronda Rousey after her victory at UFC 175 whether she would be able to fight in UFC 176 next month, and Dana White was fuming over the line of questioning.

UFC 176 is scheduled to take place on Aug. 2 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and was originally set to be headlined by a rematch between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes. Aldo just pulled out of the fight with an injury, leaving a void with in the main event. Apparently someone from UFC’s production team told Rogan to ask Rousey whether she could fight on the card considering her fight Saturday only lasted 16 seconds.

Rousey, who has always billed herself as a company woman, said she would fight if needed.

“If they needed me to step up, I would do it,” Rousey said after the fight. “I would appreciate the rest, but if they really needed me to do it, they know I would do it.”

Rousey revealed that she is scheduled to undergo a procedure on her knee. She also needed several stitches to close a gash near a knuckle on her right hand (photo below), so it’s not like she will be at 100 percent health.

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Alexis Davis so disoriented she wrestles referee (Video)

You know how out of it Alexis Davis was after Ronda Rousey destroyed her in 16 vicious seconds at UFC 175 Saturday night? She was so messed up that she began grappling with the referee after the fight was called.

Davis didn’t even realize that the fight had been called because she still was trying to wrestle Rousey. When Rousey pulled away from her, Davis then began wrestling the ref.

Alexis Davis referee

Yeah, I’d say that was a good stoppage. Actually, I wish it were stopped a few punches earlier, because Davis was defenseless and done and could have been spared some extra damage.

Ronda Rousey beats Alexis Davis in 16 seconds (Video)

Ronda Rousey is an absolute animal in the octagon.

Rousey successfully defended her UFC women’s bantamweight title with a 16-second win over Alexis Davis at UFC 175 on Saturday night. Rousey wiped out Davis so quickly that her walk to the ring took longer than the entire fight.

Rather than feeling ripped off that they only got 16 seconds of action from the co-main event, fans instead were amazed by the show of dominance.

Rousey caught Davis with a punch, knee, then did a judo hip toss, and finished her off with multiple punches to the head before the fight was called. She attacked Davis like a starved lion going after a hunk of meat.

Many from the sports world loved the show:

From the moment she walked out of the tunnel and entered the octagon, Rousey looked focused, determined, and like all she wanted to do was destroy Davis:

Ronda Rousey

Here’s another look at the highlights:

Alexis Davis was so disoriented after the fight was called off she wrestled the referee.

Uriah Hall toe picture is nasty – he fought through broken digit and won

Uriah Hall toe censored

Uriah Hall suffered a broken toe in his fight with Thiago Santos at UFC 175 on Saturday in Las Vegas, but it didn’t stop him from competing and winning.

Between rounds, cameras showed Hall’s foot, and you can see that nasty picture of his broken toe. That magic digit went from facing straight to taking a right turn to pain town.

Here’s an uncensored look at it:

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Stefan Struve blacked out in locker room; fight called off

Stefan StruveStefan Struve blacked out and fainted in the locker room prior to his UFC 175 fight with Matt Mitrione in Las Vegas, leading the UFC to cancel the bout.

“Stefan Struve blacked out in the locker room. He has elevated heart rate and is out of the fight. I’d never risk his health,” UFC boss Dana White said.

Struve apparently fainted while warming up. He is going in for treatment.

Keep in mind that Struve was diagnosed last year with a leaking aortic valve and an enlarged heart, so this could be a serious concern for the 7-footer.

Struve vs. Mitrione was set to be one of the top fights on the UFC 175 card. Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida and Ronda Rousey vs. Alexis Davis were the headliners, and Struve vs. Mitrione was going to occur right before Rousey-Davis.

The immediate move leaves four fights on the pay-per-view portion of the card. Uriah Hall vs. Thiago Santos and Marcus Brimage vs. Russell Doane are the other fights.

Obviously at this point the main concern is Struve’s health and well-being, which is currently unknown.