UFC 200 is fast approaching, and most of the top women’s bantamweight contenders have already been booked to compete.
That includes newly-crowned champion Miesha Tate, who takes on Amanda Nunes in the five-round co-main event on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Elsewhere on the pay-per-view (PPV) fight card, Cat Zingano tries to overcome the streaking Julianna Pena.
Conspicuously absent from that list of contenders is former champion Holly Holm, but “The Preacher’s Daughter” is not ready to give up hope just yet, according to her conversation with MMA Hour (via MMA Fighting):
“If I rematch with Ronda, I’m gonna train my butt off. If I rematch with Tate, I’m gonna train my butt off. If they give me one of the other top girls in the meantime, I’m gonna train my butt off. I feel like at this point, not having the rematch, which is what I really wanted, I kind of just changed my train of thought to just be open to whatever. I don’t want to be so focused on that that if something else comes my way that I don’t take advantage of the opportunity. Maybe they’ll put Ronda and I together and the winner of that goes for the belt. And that could be it, they could be waiting for that.”
Or maybe she’s just being punished (for this).
Holm — who was submitted by Tate at UFC 196 back in March — dethroned Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 and “Rowdy” hasn’t been seen since. While she’s still finishing up her duties outside the Octagon, the Olympian is expected to return to UFC later this year.
But whether she gets an immediate title shot or must first get past Holm remains to be seen.
Source:: mma mania