Ronda Rousey probably doesn't shake in her boots too terribly often, but when she speaks of her next fight, things are a little different. Gina Carano will be her opponent, and according to Rousey, she will be a formidable one.
“Gina is the worst style matchup for me possible,” Rousey said. “She’s the only girl that I feel like has the best feeling and the best sense of distance."
She continued, “There are very few women that have had one-punch knockout power. There are other girls that they overwhelm the other person. They get TKOs and stuff like that. But Gina has one-punch knockout power, and that’s the kind of person that I have to be the most cautious of. That’s the style that’s the worst for me, and ever since the beginning, I’ve been positive that Gina is the worst style matchup for me.”
Gina Carano is a former Strikeforce women’s featherweight title contender who once served as the face of the female side of MMA. She was quite successful until her devastating loss to Christiane Justino.
Now she has her eyes on The Expenables 3 star.
Does that make Rousey nervous? It kind of seems to...
She said of her future opponent, “The feeling of distance and timing and feeling and all that, that stuff doesn’t go away if you take time off. Those things are always with you. That’s your bicycle."
She added, “And I’m sure Gina is 100 percent serious about it. She is not going to start training once the fight is announced. She’s already been training for months and months and months. I think she’s already started quite a while ago, and she only has me in mind, and so I expect that she’s going to be extremely prepared and a very dangerous opponent despite what other people would like to speculate.”
I guess we shall see how Ronda Rousey holds up against Gina Carano soon!