Dana White never really hit it off with Holly Holm’s longtime manager Lenny Fresquez.
Even going back to before Holm signed with the promotion in 2014, Fresquez and the UFC president had very different ideas about how much she was worth.
After Holm KO’d Ronda Rousey at UFC 193, that conversation shifted to one about how best to manage her career. White and UFC brass advocated for Holm to wait for a massive payday in a rematch with Rousey later in 2016, but Holm’s team insisted she stay active.
Holm stayed active Saturday night at UFC 196 when she lost her title to top contender Miesha Tate, who choked the champion unconscious in the fifth round.
Making the rounds discussing the fallout from this weekend, White wasn’t shy about taking some more shots at Ol’ Lenny.
“The sad part about that whole thing is, and listen, he’s an old boxing guy who thinks he’s smart and he isn’t,” White said of Fresquez on ESPN’s Russillo & Kanell. “The thing I feel bad about is I feel bad for Holly because I don’t know if Holly really knows what she lost. I think she has so much faith in the people that surround her she feels like, ‘Well, they’ve got me here.’ We had this meeting and Holly wasn’t even in it. Holly, that’s your life! You should be in that meeting. Don’t leave it to these people, this guy. Oh my god.
“Listen, Holly made a lot of money, she accomplished great things, she beat Ronda Rousey, but it could have been so much bigger for her. The sad part is I don’t [think she even knows.]
Asked for a response by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Fresquez says both he and Holm are very aware of what they might have left on the table ….View full article
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