UFC president Dana White has assured hungry fans of a highly-anticipated rematch between champion fighter Holly Holm and Ronda Rousey going down in the future.
White announced the headline-generating news during an interview this week.
UFC president Dana White told the “Mike & Mike” radio show that because of the fight’s marketability and Rousey’s past accomplishments, Holm’s first title defense will be against the former champ. “Ronda Rousey has gone undefeated, taken the sport to another level and was beating the best women in the world in 14 seconds or 30 seconds, so she deserves a rematch,” White said. “Holly agrees she deserves a rematch, and we’ll figure it out.” (Fox Sports)
Last month, Holm spoke out on beating the previously undefeated fighter.
Best feeling in the world. Still trying to process and take it all in. There aren't enough words to express what I am feeling. Thank you @ufc for the opportunity and most of all thank you to my team for believing in me. All the hours in the gym and all the years of dedication to help me get to this moment. This is a priceless moment and I could not have done this on my own. @mmacoachwink its been 17 years and one hell of a ride. Let's see where it goes from here! Greg Jackson and @izzystylewrestling … My transition to mma would not be possible without you. All of the coaching and teammates @jacksonwink_mma …… You are my family and love you all so much! I only hope to make you proud and be a good champion. And to all of my fans….. I would not be able to live the dream without you. Much love to you all!! Big hugs to everyone! #ANDNEW ?
Dipset leader Cam’ron warned fans about expecting an easy Rousey victory prior to the big fight.
Retired boxing champion Laila Ali shared her thoughts on the publicized UFC shocker in mid-November.
“She didn’t shock me,” Ali said referring to Holly Holm defeating Rousey. “I’m familiar with Holly Holm. She’s a talented boxer, she’s a world champion – I’m excited for her and hopefully she’ll get the exposure she needs to take her career to the next level – it’s obvious who the better fighter was. … We have to under that in order to be the best in the world, you definitely don’t ever get beat up like that in your prime, period.” (TMZ Sports)