As if there were any doubt, UFC boss Dana White put them to rest today pretty definitively. In regards to bantamweight champ Holly Holm facing someone other than former champ Ronda Rousey – he she dethroned at UFC 193 in dramatic fashion – there are no “ifs”, “ands” or “buts”. These two are fighting again ASAP.
As per MMAFighting:
“I think that if we didn’t make the rematch, me and [UFC CEO] Lorenzo [Fertitta] should probably lose our promoters’ license,” White said on the morning ESPN radio show Mike & Mike. “Yeah, that fight’s going to happen. I don’t know when, but that’s the fight that will happen.”
According to White, the decision is an easy one. Despite Holm’s all-around dominating performance when the two met at UFC 193, Rousey’s prior achievements alone warrant the rematch.
“Ronda Rousey has gone undefeated, taken the sport to another level and was beating the best women in the world in 14 seconds or 30 seconds, so she deserves a rematch,” he said. “Holly agrees she deserves a rematch, and we’ll figure it out.”
Obviously, the rematch between these two ladies is going to attract a lot of eyeballs and make beaucoup dollars. Why would White and company consider any other matchup instead?