White: No immediate title shot for Holm

 

When the UFC signed undefeated women's bantamweight Holly Holm, the hardcore fan base immediately wondered whether she would get an immediate title shot at UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey,

However, UFC president Dana White told Lance Pugmire of the LA Times that that is not going to happen.

White informed Pugmire via a text message on Thursday that he plans to give Holm at least one non-title fight before matching her against Rousey for the title.

What do you think UG? Does Holm's background merit an immediate title shot?

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Mojo514 site profile image  

7/12/14 1:19 PM by Mojo514

Lol vu, dont think that bryanne can hang with holm anyway

Mojo514 site profile image  

7/12/14 1:13 PM by Mojo514

Holly Holm vs Cat Zingano for #1 contender

BackOffWarchild site profile image  

7/11/14 11:09 PM by BackOffWarchild

Not even remotely good enough to handle a Tate or McMann, and she would gut absolutely humiliated by Ronda.

ShawnTheBadger site profile image  

7/11/14 11:05 PM by ShawnTheBadger

Has anybody seen HH's ground game or lack thereof? She's been training MMA since at least January 2011 judging by her first fight in March 2011. Three and a half (3 1/2) years of submissions and wrestling at Jacksons. She's an incredible athlete with a hard work ethic. How good could she be at tdd and grappling given those variables?

scourge site profile image  

7/11/14 10:13 PM by scourge

She should have to win a few in the UFC to earn the title shot. Just giving her a title fight would be as bad as just naming a woman the champion.

Musashi site profile image  

7/11/14 10:06 PM by Musashi

The UFC set the bar higher for her because she is a current MMA champ and former boxing and kickboxing belt holder.

Genghis85 site profile image  

7/11/14 10:01 PM by Genghis85

doerksenfan - "I agree. That's exactly the route they'll go IMO. Probably sub in Valerie Letourneau and/or Jessica Andrade with Kaufman, since they train together. Then maybe build up her confidence with grappler like Carmouche, who is strong but limited in her overall game. Or even Alexis Davis.VU"I can definitely see her first opponent being someone like Andrade or de Randamie. And then her fighting Eye after that.I would avoid matching Holm up with Carmouche. She has a history of making better fighters look bad (Coenen, Rousey, Tate, etc). You wouldn't want Holly's stock to drop because she got walled and stalled for 2-3 rounds in what was supposed to be a gimme fight.

TheMessiah site profile image  

7/11/14 8:39 PM by TheMessiah

That's what I said. . Good match up imo! Tate should be the favorite imo. But this will be a good test for her against a top 135lber

doerksenfan site profile image  

7/11/14 8:30 PM by doerksenfan

I agree. That's exactly the route they'll go IMO. Probably sub in Valerie Letourneau and/or Jessica Andrade with Kaufman, since they train together. Then maybe build up her confidence with grappler like Carmouche, who is strong but limited in her overall game. Or even Alexis Davis. VU.

Genghis85 site profile image  

7/11/14 8:18 PM by Genghis85

Depends which Miesha shows up. The one that fought Zingano probably wins. The one that fought Kedzie gets KOd.



 

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