White: Holm like the ‘female Conor McGregor’

Sunday, October 20, 2013

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.”

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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.