As soon as Holly Holm lost her bantamweight belt to Miesha Tate at UFC 196, she knew she wanted a rematch.
Holm has competed at the highest levels in boxing and in mixed martial arts. She was a multi-time world champion in the squared circle, and is the only woman to defeat Ronda Rousey in the Octagon, of course she wants a shot at getting the belt back.
“It’s whatever opportunities they’ll give to me right now, we’ll see where they want to go with this. I do want a rematch. Who doesn’t?” Holm said at the UFC 196 post-fight press conference.
Despite UFC president Dana White indicating that a third fight between Tate and Rousey could be what’s next for the newly minted champ, Holm has since doubled down on her call for an immediate rematch, posting on Instagram that she’d like to fight Tate again as soon as UFC 200 in July. Thus far, all indications are that Rousey won’t be ready to fight again until Fall.
This is how Saturday night ended but it’s not the end for me. I am going to train hard and show that I am better than this. I am down but not out. Thank you @mieshatate for the opportunity last weekend. Well done. What do you say? ….Let’s do this again. UFC 200 is just around the corner. @ufc @jacksonwink_mma #ufc #ufc196 #downbutnotout @danawhiteufc #ufc200
A photo posted by Holly Holm (@hollyholm) on Mar 7, 2016 at 3:20pm PST
Holm’s manager, Lenny Fresquez, told ESPN that he thinks his client will be facing either Tate or Rousey next.
“I think she’ll fight Miesha or Ronda next. That’s my personal feeling, but who knows what the UFC has cooking?” said Fresquez. “Holly was dominant in that ….View full article