Holly Holm will go up against Miesha Tate in March, and while Tate is a formidable competitor, most of the UFC world is waiting on pins and needles to see if Holm will come out the victor, because if she does, her next fight would likely be a rematch against Ronda Rousey.
UFC President Dana White sat down for an interview recently and said that such a rematch would be the biggest fight they had ever seen. However, he still won’t say definitively whether that will happen even if Holm should win, because Rousey is taking some time off following her last match against Holm and no one is sure when she’ll be back.
“If Holly Holm should win, the Holly-Ronda Rousey rematch is going to be the biggest fight ever in UFC history — if that rematch happens,” White said in his interview on the Jalen and Jacoby Show.
Ronda Rousey has kept a pretty low profile since her defeat in November, but it’s widely known that she wanted to take time off even before the match to work on some of her other projects, such as feature films. And while she hasn’t spoken much about getting back in the ring with Holm–which will take just as much mental and emotional preparation as physical–Holm said immediately after their first match that another fight would make sense.
“I think a rematch makes sense for sure. I’ve been on the losing side of a fight and I wanted the rematch, I wanted to avenge my loss. With a champion like Ronda – who has gone out of her way, above and beyond, to do great things – absolutely she deserves a rematch. I don’t look at this belt and think I’ve made it. I think I still have things that I need to do. I think a rematch, I think that’s kind of unspoken common sense to me,” Holm said.
In the meantime, Holly Holm has been enjoying traveling for media appearances, taking her belt with her wherever she goes.