MMA star turned Hollywood actress Gina Carano unfolded the truth behind what ruined the negotiations of her fight against former UFC champ Ronda Rousey.

Several years ago, when Rousey was arguably the most celebrated name in UFC and Carano on the other hand, has managed to establish a name for herself at Strikeforce. Rousey vs. Carano could have been the biggest event in the history of UFC’s women’s division. However, the superfight never came to fruition mainly because Carano shifted her focus to her acting career.

In a recent interview with ESPN, Carano shed light to the issue and revealed details about her secret meeting with Dana White. According to Carano, she was thrilled when she finally received a call from UFC to discuss the Rousey fight. The offer was great and Carano also really wanted to fight Rousey so she asked for the UFC bosses to give her at least 6 months to prepare.

“I remember they (UFC) finally called for a meeting and I walked into this restaurant, and they looked like two big muscular guys at the table in the middle of Hollywood and I remember thinking, ‘What took you guys so long?’” Carano recalled.

“So they were like, ‘Okay, we’d love to offer you a million dollars to have that fight (against Ronda Rousey).’” And I was like, ‘Well that sounds great, but I am going to need you to do me a favor because I have been acting now and I’m not active in any gym, so you are going to have to give me some time to build a team or join a team.’ Which is not an easy thing as all fighters know,” Carano continued.

Ronda Rousey
Ronda Rousey married Travis Browne. Pictured Rousey hosts Media Day Ahead of The Rousey Vs. Holm Fight at the Glendale Fighting Club on Oct. 27, 2015 in Glendale, California. Getty Images/Frazer Harrison

The meeting ended up just fine but without any confirmations yet. But just when Carano thought that the negotiations will progress, she received a nasty text message from White “addressing her as a b—ch.”

“And then the next day, Dana (White) was out there talking about me and talking about my name and telling people that he was going to sign me and I don’t even have a team yet. And I was like, that is not what we discussed,” Carano said.

“He then sent me a text message that said, ‘This b--ch is effin’ us around,’ or something like that,” Carano continued.

The former Strikeforce queen responded to White in the hope that it was all a mistake. However, White insisted that the message was for her and since then, Carano ended her relationship with the UFC.

“So I sent a text message back and said, ‘I think that you sent that to the wrong person?’ And he said, ‘I don’t think I did.’ And that was the last conversation that we ever had over text message because I don’t think that was the kind of environment that I wanted to come back into,” Carano explained.

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter and actress Gina Carano poses for a portrait while promoting the film "Haywire" in Beverly Hills, California
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter and actress Gina Carano poses for a portrait while promoting the film "Haywire" in Beverly Hills, California, January 7, 2012. Reuters