UFC president Dana White has made it clear he cares about two things: Ronda Rousey and lucrative title rematches.
However, a pending UFC 196 pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event pitting women’s 135-pound champion Holly Holm against two-time title challenger Miesha Tate puts, what will likely be an immensely profitable title rematch between “The Preacher’s Daughter” and “Rowdy,” in jeopardy.
White admitted as much on the Jim Rome Show:
“I’ll tell you this, to be brutally honest with you, as a fan, I love her attitude and I love that. As the business side, I absolutely hate it. Holly vs. Ronda is the biggest fight in UFC history, without a doubt. I think this thing does close to two million buys, and she’s going in Saturday night against Miesha Tate, who A), is hungry and wants that belt so bad, and B), stylistically matches up very well to give her a tough night, so it’s going to be interesting.”
Most mixed martial arts (MMA) fans are clamoring for that matchup, but until Rousey heals and wraps up her obligations in Hollywood, it seems unlikely that we will see her and Holm resort to fisticuffs until much later in 2016.
When Rousey does come back to the Octagon, you can expect her heavily-criticized coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, to be right by her side. Tarverdyan drew the ire of many pundits after word of his questionable cornering leaked following his pupil’s UFC 193 knockout loss back in November.
We know Rousey is rooting for the favorite this Saturday night. Who are you siding with?
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Source:: mma mania