Ever since Ronda Rousey took that now-famous kick to the head from Holly Holm, the only thing on people's lips is talk of the rematch.
However, Holm-Rousey 2 may not be happening. Well, not straight away at least.
That is after Holm's manager came out and said that Rousey might not have fully recovered in the time between now and when the UFC want the fight to happen.
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Rousey Not Ready?
Speaking to the LA Times, Lenny Fresquez revealed that Dana White and UFC want the rematch to happen at UFC 200 on July 9 in Las Vegas, but he isn’t sure that Rousey will be physically ready to fight by then.
“I’m not sure Ronda will be ready for a July fight,” Fresquez said. “She took a severe beating, and I don’t think it’s in her best interest to take the next fight so fast. They told me she’s been ready and cleared, but … ”
Fighting Tate Instead?
Instead of Rousey, Fresquez suggested that Holm should face Miesha Tate, the current number one contender for the title.
“Holly’s used to staying active. We’re from the old school, and we believe the No. 1 contender is there for a reason... (Tate) deserves a shot, but it’s not for me to decide," he added.
“We’d like to fight Miesha,” he continued. “We understand there are risks, but Holly’s a dominant champion, and she wants to fight the best. Right now, Miesha is the best.”
It seems that Rousey would all but agree with the statement from Holm's camp, considering that the former Olympian revealed that it will be between three-to-six months before she can eat an apple.
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