White: Holm like the ‘female Conor McGregor’
Conor McGregor is one of Dana White’s favorite featherweight prospects, a tough Irish kid who burst into the UFC with an impressive knockout and a brash attitude. Holly Holm is making news on the regional level and White sees the similarity between the two, specifically in regards to the hype he’s heard surronding both:
“You’re like the billionth person that’s asked me about Holly Holm. I was on the street the other day and some guy was like, ‘HEY! Sign Holly Holm.’ And I’m like, ‘yeah, I know. Everybody’s telling me.’ I haven’t seen her fight but I keep hearing about her. She’s like the female Conor McGregor. I thought Conor McGregor was a heavyweight when I was hearing about him. For some reason, that’s what I did. Holly Holm, I don’t know what she looks like, I’ve never seen her fight, but I know who she is.”
Needless to say the former pro boxer is definetly on White’s radar and it wouldn’t be suprising to see her land in the UFC women’s division sooner than later.