It’s hard to believe that in the women’s bantamweight division, former champion Holly Holm is the odd woman out.
That’s certainly the case at the moment, as “The Preacher’s Daughter” can’t seem to get a fight after coughing up her title to Miesha Tate at UFC 196 just a few weeks back (see it).
Meanwhile, Tate already has her first title defense lined up against Amanda Nunes at UFC 200 on July 9, 2016, the same night two other contenders, Cat Zingano and Julianna Pena, are set to scrap. And though Holly desperately wanted a rematch against “Cupcake,” she would’ve taken a bout against either “Alpha” or the “Venezuelan Vixen,” too.
Still, Holly says she’s baffled that her wishes for a rematch went unheard over at the ZUFFA offices, while the less competitive fight between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz — which spearheaded UFC 196 — got in the instant green light for a do-over.
She broke down her frustrations on a recent edition of The MMA Hour:
“I definitely feel like our fight had more competitiveness. I feel like our fight was more competitive than the main event that night as far as… yes I lost my belt, but I was winning the fight and it kind of creates this curiosity of what would happen in a rematch. I don’t know. Hopefully they will put something together. But obviously it’s going to be a while. After UFC 200, if she still has the belt, who knows how much time she is going to want to take off. That’s what’s frustrating is that, man, I want to fight for that rematch, but it might be a while so I have to see if they want to give me a different fight. Maybe Zingano or Pena, but they put them together. Right ….View full article
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