Those anxious for a rematch between Holly Holm and Ronda Rousey may have to wait awhile.
Holm shocked UFC Fans when she knocked out the undefeated Rousey in the second round of UFC 193.
Rousey is still recovering from the fight, telling ESPN earlier this week “It might be three to six months before I can eat an apple, let alone take an impact.”
Holm’s manager Lenny Fresquez says his client may not wait for Rousey before she fights again, and is looking to book Holm against former No. 1 contender Miesha Tate.
“We understand there are risks, but Holly’s a dominant champion, and she wants to fight the best. Right now, Miesha is the best,” Frequez told the Los Angeles Times.
Fresquez says UFC Officials have already offered Holm a potential slot in UFC 200 July 9 at the 20,000-capacity Las Vegas Arena. Her opponent is yet to be decided.
Meanwhile, Rousey provided some insight into what happened during that November 14th fight in which she lost her title. In the interview with ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, Rousey said “I got hit in that first round. … I cut my lip open and knocked a couple of my teeth loose. I was out on my feet from the very beginning.”
Rousey, who has sunk into somewhat of a depression since the upset, said she also made decisions in the fight that were completely out of her character.
“I wasn’t thinking clearly. I had that huge cut in my mouth and I just spit [the blood] out at my feet. Then they brought the bucket over and I’m like, ‘Why didn’t I spit it in the bucket?’ I never spit on the ground.”
Rousey is currently on a routine six month medical suspension from the UFC while her injuries heal.