Gina Carano, fresh off making a new western that is already getting good reviews, discussed leftist attempts to ‘cancel’ her with Fox News host Dan Bongino.
Carano, a former Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter who starred on Disney’s “Mandalorian” series before she was let go over a tweet, also responded to rumors of whether she will fight MMA star Ronda Rousey during a new interview.
“I think they tried to make an example out of me, and in the process, they made an example out of themselves,” Carano told Bongino.
She also shared her efforts to push back on mainstream pressure to star in a new film with The Daily Wire called “Terror on the Prairie.”
“When you don’t have anything to apologize for, and you’re communicating in a very open and honest way, I just kept on thinking that there’s going to be other little girls like me, there’s going to be other people like me, that aren’t going to be able to handle what I went through as well,” Carano said.
“So I figured if I can’t go through this, how am I supposed to expect anyone else to?” she added.
Bongino also addressed growing rumors that Carano could appear in an upcoming MMA fight with Rousey.
“Ronda Rousey respects you so much. She says you’re the only person she would return to MMA to fight. Are we going to see Gina Carano lacing up the gloves again?” he asked.
“I just never put it past me. It could happen,” Carano admitted.
“But it would have to be like six months from now, because I have a lot of stuff I need to do, but my fight is that I really want to create, I want to direct, I want to produce, I want to give artists — I want to give Ronda a job in one of my movies,” she continued. “So maybe there’s something we can do there.”
The speculation regarding a future bout between Carano and Rousey actually started earlier this month when the latter mentioned she would potentially return to fight, but for only one person.
“There’s only one person I would come back for,” Rousey noted during an episode of “The Kurt Angle Show.”
“I mean, I’ve said it a million times. It’s not like it’s something new. [I’d come back] for Gina, man—Gina Carano,” she added.
Carano finished MMA with a 7-1 record between 2006 to 2009. Rousey, meanwhile, holds a 12-2 record and has the distinction of becoming the first woman inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2018.
Rousey acknowledged Carano is someone who influenced her career during the interview.
“She’s the reason why I got into fighting. She’s the reason why I knew it was a possibility. I will always be forever grateful,” Rousey said.
“If she ever was like, ‘Ronda, I want to fight you tomorrow at 205 pounds’ — like, whatever the hell she’d want,” she added.