Former UFC star Ronda Rousey said that the only reason she’d return to the octagon would be to brawl with conservative fighter-turned-actress, Gina Carano.
“There’s only one person I would come back for,” Rousey said in a Sunday podcast interview. “I’ve said it a million times, it’s not like it’s something new but for Gina, Gina Carano. 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.”
She noted that it’s not the former Mandalorian star’s politics that make her want to go toe-to-toe with the former MMA fighter. “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,” she concluded.
Carano was fired from the star wars franchise last year after upsetting liberal social media by refusing to put her preferred pronouns in her Twitter bio, and comparing attacks on conservatives to the persecution of Jews by Nazi Germany in an Instagram post.
“I would have been canceled anyways, 10 times from when I was canceled, so I’m actually happy it happened because my heart is free,” Carano said in an interview with Post Millennial. “I’m not hiding. I’m honest, I’m out here. And I’m a very flawed human being. I don’t have everything figured out. But I know one thing is I’m attracting people that I absolutely like— I’m finding a tribe.”
The actress, who stars in the Daily Wire’s new flick, “Terror on the Prairie,” would likely not have been able to continue working for Disney after she refused to get vaccinated.
“I don’t feel comfortable with mandates,” Carano said about the industry required jabs, which she noted “are kind of going against everything I got canceled for. I’m not trying to force my stuff on other people, and I’m not trying to have other people force their stuff on us. I feel like if everybody just had a little bit of freedom, conversation could go a long way.”
The former fighter said that getting canceled was “the best thing that could have happened” to her, and it took “losing everything” to gain the confidence to “stand up” for what she believes in.
“After you’re canceled, you’re looking at yourself, and your family is looking at you like ‘what the hell?’ And you’re like, ‘I don’t know, but like I feel like I have respect for myself,’” the actress concluded.