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It was exciting for us as viewers to see both UFC champions Conor McGregor and Holly Holm go down in one night after rising to stardom so quickly.  It wasn’t so great for the fighters and UFC president Dana White, who stood to make a lot of money.  Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm part 2 was supposed to be a major rematch but Rousey wouldn’t be ready until November and Holm elected to fight now, taking the fight against Miesha Tate which ended up being a big mistake.  White ripped Holly Holm’s manager for letting it happen.

According to White, the UFC is now eyeing a third fight between Tate (18-5) and Rousey (12-1) later this year, and he blames Holm’s longtime manager, Lenny Fresquez, for the divisional shakeup.

“The sad part about that is, listen, he’s an old boxing guy who thinks he’s smart, and he’s not,” White said during an appearance on ESPN’s Russillo & Kanell. “It’s one of those things. I feel bad about it. I feel bad for Holly. I don’t know if Holly really knows what she lost. I think she has so much faith in the people that surround her, she feels like, ‘Well, they got me this far.’

“We had this meeting, and Holly wasn’t even in it. Holly, that’s your life. You should be in that meeting. Don’t leave it to these people. Anyway, Holly made a lot of money. She accomplished great things, she beat Ronda Rousey. But it could have been so much bigger for her, and the sad part is, I don’t think she even knows it.”

Holly’s manager says she was aware of the risk she was taking and she wanted to fight.  He says she wants a rematch with Tate right away and she also wants to fight Rousey again.

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