Remember when UFC President Dana White said he was thinking of bringing Gina Carano over to the WEC? I believe his exact words were:
... what I'm willing to do is bring Gina into the WEC. We could do fights whenever there's a challenger for Gina. That's how I'll test the waters and see how it goes." In the past, White has dismissed talk of having women fight in his organization, saying there wasn't enough talent out there.
Yeah, that was all talk, according to MMAWeekly.com.
On Monday, WEC Vice President Peter Dropnick denied any agreement -- or anything close to one -- with Carano. While he never said the creation of a women's division, or at least a handful of megafights with Carano, in the WEC were dead, the VP made it pretty clear that nothing has really been done since White's comments. His words:
"First off, I don't know if anyone knows really what the contractual situation is with any fighter from those other organizations," he said. "I think until that is flushed out, we would... we really don't have anything at this point."
"We'd be open to having some of the better fighters and the most exciting fights. [Carano] is certainly a star and she certainly has drawing power. So, we'll see how that plays out."
- Gina Carano headed to WEC? Not so fast (MMAWeekly.com)