UFC President Dana White went on Mike and Mike on ESPN Thursday morning and, of course, was asked about a Ronda Rousey-Holly Holm rematch. White mentioned that the UFC is definitely working on it, and that he and Holm agree that Rousey deserves a rematch.
“If we didn’t make the Holm/Rousey rematch, me and [UFC chairman] Lorenzo [Fertitta] would have to lose our promoter’s license,” White said. “That’s next.”
Holm stunned Rousey and the world in November, knocking out the previously undefeated women’s bantamweight champion in the second round. That match took place in Australia, but no location for the rematch has been indicated.
Before the fight Rousey had said she would take some time off to do some things outside the ring, like film a remake of Roadhouse which she is set to do early next year.
Therefore, getting a date set while the upset is still the news of the day is imperative for the fighters and UFC, as there will surely be heavy promotion leading up to the event.
Hopefully it does get done sooner rather than later, and there are no petty matters that get in the way as both fighters have a lot to prove in a rematch.
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