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Holly Holm open to rematch either Ronda Rousey or Miesha Tate, but prefers to ‘avenge the loss’

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Now that Ronda Rousey has demonstrated that she’s healing up by way of posting a video of her eating an apple, conversation is kicking up as to what the UFC will do with the women’s bantamweight title.

Will it book the trilogy fight between current champion Miesha Tate and Rousey, this time with Rousey as the challenger? Or will the UFC look to book Tate against the fighter whom she beat at UFC 196, Holly Holm?

The former champion Holm, who was winning on March 5 against Tate heading into the fifth and final round before succumbing to an improbable come from behind submission (rear-naked choke) with just 90 seconds left, hopes it’s the latter. To have victory snatched from the jaws of defeat has strengthened her resolve to get back in the gym right away, with hopes of getting the “bitter taste out of [her] mouth.”

And she knows that a rematch with Tate might make the most sense right now, if Rousey won’t be ready — as projected — to fight again until mid-fall.

Then again, with Rousey giving some indication that she might be on the road back to competition, a lot of whispers have kicked up that perhaps the trilogy fight with Tate has hastened her step a bit. After all, Rousey is 2-0 against Tate, and 0-1 against Holm. If Rousey recovers in time to face Tate sooner than expected, Holm thinks you can read into that how you want.

“You know, if that’s the case then…I think things will play out how they play out,” Holm said during an appearance on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “I think other people will see that if she’s coming back now there’s a different motive. I know for me I want to ….View full article

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