UFC president Dana White might have a little bone to pick with Joe Rogan.
Rogan, who stated some “big plans” were in the works for UFC female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey recently, “blew my whole week,” said White, in regards to the comments.
While Rogan did not name a specific fighter, the impact caused a whirl-wind concerning Gina Carano being brought in to face Rousey in July.
“Guys, I have no idea,” said White, during a media scrum in England Friday (thanks to MMAjunkie.com for the quotes). “I have literally avoided every conversation about this since Joe Rogan went on the radio show and speculation was Gina Carano.
“Joe doesn’t just go out and start making (expletive) up, but he never said Gina Carano was coming to the UFC. He never said that.”
White dismissed the idea of any big announcement being made soon, but did offer an update on Carano in regards to the movie star returning to fighting.
It would appear that the UFC controls a four-fight contract Carano left when she departed from Strikeforce. The UFC purchased that deal when Zuffa took control of Strikeforce.
“If Gina Carano wanted to fight in the UFC, we would definitely do it,” White said. “When you go on a hiatus, whether you’re injured or semi-retired, you’re still under contract. If you come back, you’re still under contract with us. So she is under contract with us, but I have no plans right now.”
White also confirmed he has heard nothing in regards to Cat Zingano being ready to go, stating that “Alpha” has gone “radio silent.”