Holly Holm might not get to hold on to the UFC bantamweight championship belt for too long.
Holm became the first woman to defeat Ronda Rousey, knocking her out last month at UFC 193, but UFC president Dana White said Thursday on ESPN’s “Mike & Mike” that a rematch definitely will happen.
“I think that if we didn’t make the rematch, me and (UFC CEO) Lorenzo (Fertitta) should probably lose our promoters’ license,” White said, per MMAFighting.com. “Yeah, that fight’s going to happen. I don’t know when, but that’s the fight that will happen.”
Besides the fact UFC would make a boatload of money on the bout, White also believes Rousey’s résumé shows she deserves a chance to try again.
“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,” White said. “Holly agrees she deserves a rematch, and we’ll figure it out.”
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