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Gina Carano stays quiet on rumor that she's fighting Ronda Rousey

According to a March 5 report from Fansided, rumors are flying that Gina Carano will be fighting Ronda Rousey this summer.

However, Carano has not made any official comment on the matter. Carano hasn't tweeted since Feb. 21, and there were no updates about a potential Rousey fight leaked onto her Facebook page.

Additionally, Carano hasn't commented on fighting Rousey to any media outlets. What could her silence mean?

There are two ways of looking at it. On one hand, perhaps it means she's simply too busy working on other projects to even take the time to officially shoot down the rumor that she'll be fighting Rousey this summer.

On the other side of the coin, perhaps Carano is secretly working with the UFC to negotiate a deal, and doesn't want to comment on it until it's official.

Perhaps that's why UFC President Dana White and the UFC haven't officially commented on Carano returning to the fold or not.

Rumors of a Carano vs Rousey fight appeared to stem from Joe Rogan's recent appearance on a California radio show, where he hinted that there will be a huge announcement in the days ahead regarding the star judoka's next fight.

UFC fans have heard Rogan giddy with excitement before, but the inflection in his voice seemed to hint that the upcoming announcement will be something truly special, a shocker that would shake the foundations of WMMA as we know it.

Rogan didn't mention any specific names, but the way he said it made it seem like Rousey would be fighting Carano, Holly Holm or Cris "Cyborg" Santos next.

Anyone else in the mix for a title shot, such as Alexis Davis or Cat Zingano, would be anything but shocking.

Time will tell how the situation plays out. UFC fans can expect an announcement on Rousey's next opponent within the next few weeks.

Analysis: Rousey vs Carano is a fight that definitely needs to happen. A fight pitting the former face of women's MMA against the current face of women's MMA would do huge pay-per-view sales, and would undoubtedly be the biggest women's MMA fight of all-time.

Carano hasn't officially retired from MMA, and she still says its her dream to do a UFC fight. It's unfortunate that Carano never received the opportunity to compete in the UFC, especially after all she's done for the sport.