“You can’t say that," Carano said when asked if she is done fighting. “I wake up every morning and I surprise myself. I wake up to a new me. I still train.”
Later in the interview, Carano admitted that she sparred just two weeks ago, and that it "felt good."
Carano, 30, has been trying to start a career in acting in recent years, but she never formally announced her retirement from MMA.
Over the past couple years, Carano typically provides hippie-dippy answers when asked if she plans to fight again.
Earlier this week, she surprising many by bringing up a fight against Rousey during her appearance on a WFAN radio show.
During the interview, show host Craig Carton asked her straight up if she could beat UFC champ Ronda Rousey. Carano's response was quite surprising, as she explained that she wasn't sure if she could beat a tough fighter like the star judoka.
"I haven't fought for three years, but I still like to train," Carano said of her MMA work.
Carton then responded by asking Carano is she could take down Rousey in a cage fight.
"Um, I don't know," Carano said when asked if she could beat Rousey with enough training. "I'm kind of undecided because that's like, I don't know. I can't say 'yes or no.' I would like to say 'yes,' because that's the fighter in me, but I'd have to train."
Just a year ago, Carano hinted that she would return to the MMA ranks once the UFC opened a women's division. Now that the top promotion in the world came through by adding a women's division, it's time for Carano to return to fighting.
"There are certain things that I always dreamed of, like fighting in the UFC," Carano said. "That was a big one I don't know. There's just certain things that I feel like haven't been accomplished there. There's such great women coming up in the sport; seems like a wonderful time to be in women's MMA. So I'm not sure."
As for Rousey, she already has a fight lined up on Feb. 23 against Liz Carmouche.