December 14, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; UFC president Dana White shakes hands with fans during the UFC on FOX 9 at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Dana White: I will sign Gina Carano next week


Earlier this week, the UFC signed undefeated former professional boxing champion Holly Holm. With Holm under contract, the women’s bantamweight division is beginning to get as intriguing as ever, and now UFC president Dana White is saying another big name female fighter will soon be joining the UFC.

While speaking to ESPN, White said that he and UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta will be flying out to Los Angeles to meet with free agent Gina Carano.

Then, White dropped a nugget of info that will excite fans of women’s mixed martial arts.

White said that he will get Carano under contract next week.

“One down, one to go,” White said, via ESPN.com. “I’m going to meet with Gina next week and get that f—ing thing done. Next week, man.

“It’s just a matter of me and Lorenzo going to jump on a plane to Los Angeles, get in a room with her and her lawyer and get this thing done.”

If the UFC can bring both Holm and Carano into the fold within one week of each other, it will be interesting to see what the fall and winter line up in the women’s division will look like.

Both Holm and Carano could be promoted as big time contenders for Ronda Rousey’s women’s bantamweight belt, so the UFC will need to proceed with caution to ensure they do not miss out on putting together a big money female fight.

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