The longer the cat and mouse game stretches out between the UFC and former Strikeforce star Gina Carano, the less likely it appears that Carano will be seen donning a pair of UFC gloves in the upcoming months.
Speaking to media in Las Vegas on Thursday, UFC President Dana White referred to Carano as "the hardest human being we've ever dealt with."
"I didn't see it coming," White said (via FOX Sports). "I don't know, we'll see how these things play out. Just incredibly difficult. We've dealt with (Brock) Lesnar, Tito (Ortiz), Chuck (Liddell) was f--king king of the world, Ronda Rousey, we've pretty much done deals with everyone on Earth and she is the hardest f--king athlete we have ever dealt with.
"The problem is she allows herself to be handled by these Hollywood f--king idiots. It's absolutely crazy. We've had all the biggest superstars in the world. You're talking about a girl who hasn't fought in a while. Any time you deal with anyone in f--king Hollywood it's a joke. It's literally a joke, it's comical. You feel like you're in a Saturday Night Live skit. This can't be f--king real. In dealing with her people, I don't know if it can be done."
Carano and the UFC have reportedly been on the verge of reaching a deal throughout much of the past several months, but with tension mounting between the two sides, and Carano now scheduled to film two Hollywood movies before the end of 2014, a comeback for the 32-year-old appears to be growing more unrealistic by the day.
"I'm going to tell you what Lorenzo (Fertitta) said to me -- he said whatever you do, if you want this fight to happen, do not talk to her manager," White said. "That's what Lorenzo said to me. He said 'you will f--king go crazy, you will lose your mother---ing mind. If you want this to happen, please don't call this guy'. A few days ago Lorenzo was like 'it's probably time for you to call this guy'. That's how bad it's been. I'll leave it at that."