Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm? Rousey Would like the Fight Holm Before She Retires
Earlier today a video taken by Layzie The Savage surfaced on FightHub TV features UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, Ronda Rousey (7-0) conducting an over the phone interview with a Canadian media outlet. In the video is asked if she would ever be interested in fighting Holly Holm (6-0).
At the beginning of the interview Rousey is asked about the new UFC women’s strawweight division. She is then asked about the top fighters in her bantamweight division that stand out to her the most. Those mentioned were current UFC fighters Meisha Tate, Cat Zingano, Sarah McMann and Alexis Davis.
The interviewer then followed up with, “What about Holly Holm? Is that someone you’d be interested in fighting one day? I know she’s not in the UFC right now but people are talking a lot (unintelligle) one day.”
Rousey responded, “I’d love to fight Holly Holm. I would absolutely love to fight Holly Holm. I really hope the UFC picks her up and I get to fight her before I retire.”
Holm, currently has a non-exclusive contract with Legacy FC and is coming off a December 6th unanimous decision victory over Angela Hayes.
Recently, it was mentioned by Holm’s promoter Lenny Fresquez and her trainer Mike Winkeljohn that they would also like to see Holm fight in the UFC but it would have to be for a six-figure contract. This is an amount never before seen in Women’s MMA.
In her February bout against Liz Carmouche at UFC 157, Rousey, was awarded $90,000 which included a win bonus of $45,000. This in comparison to Carmouche who only made $12,000 in a losing effort.