UFC President Dana White is a promoter at heart, and he did his job on Wednesday during a recent interview. According to White, a rematch between UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm and Ronda Rousey would be the biggest fight in UFC history.
“If Holly Holm were to win (at UFC 196), the Holly-Ronda rematch is the biggest fight ever in UFC history, if that rematch happens,” White said in an interview on ESPN’s “Jalen & Jacoby Today” podcast.
That rematch is still up in the air because Holm has a tough test when she fights Miesha Tate at UFC 196 in her first title defense.
White broke down the fight between Rousey and Holm and talked about how stylistically Holm is a tough fight for Rousey.
“Stylistically this is a very, very tough fight because you know how styles make fights,” White said. “Ronda went in with Holly Holm and tried to box with a boxer, whereas Ronda’s game should have been going in there and using her judo. Well, Miesha Tate will go for low singles, double legs. She will try to wrestle Holly Holm. She’s durable, she’s got a great chin and stylistically this is a very tough matchup.”
“Holly doesn’t get overlooked at all,” White said. “She beat the unbeatable. She went in and pushed the impossible. Believe me, she is receiving all the accolades and the financial rewards that go along with a huge accomplishment like that.”
Rousey has gone on record by saying that she would be back fighting again, but not until later this year. It’s expected that once Rousey is ready to fight and if Holm is still champion after UFC 196 then the UFC will book the fight.
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