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http://www.mmafighting.com/2014/4/4/5582000/coach-holly-holm-vs-cris-cyborg-pay-per-view-fight-being-considered

Coach: Holly Holm vs. Cris Cyborg pay-per-view fight being considered

By Ariel Helwani

The Holly Holm hype train is back in Albuquerque, N.M., Friday night, with the stakes perhaps higher than ever.

Holm will face Juliana Werner for the Legacy FC bantamweight title just weeks after her management team met with the UFC for the first time last month. According to UFC president Dana White, that meeting didn't go well, and he is no longer interested in her services. However, the general consensus is that the idea will be revisited after Friday night's fight, especially if Holm wins.

Mike Winkeljohn, Holm's trainer of 16 years, said the plan was to have Cris Cyborg, another high-profile free agent, attend Friday night's fight, however, those plans changed following Cyborg's Muay Thai loss last week. He added that there have been preliminary talks to stage a Holm vs. Cyborg pay-per-view fight in the near future, should the UFC deal not come to fruition.

"Why do you think people tune in to boxing?" Winkeljohn said when asked if a Holm vs. Cyborg stand-alone pay-per-view could be successful. "Names. Not because Bob Arum or Don King was throwing a fight, it was all because [Mike] Tyson was fighting."

A source close to Cyborg's camp, for whatever it's worth, denied any talks of a pay-per-view fight against Holm.

Winkeljohn said it was his understanding that the UFC's initial offer was $15,000 to show and $15,000 to win. Team Holm was willing to accept that offer, however, they wanted a raise if she earned a title shot.

"We have no problem with fighting for the money they've offered us for the first couple of fights in the UFC," he said. "We just want good money to fight Ronda [Rousey] or whoever has the title at that point."

Winkeljohn said he expects Holm's manager Lenny Fresquez to engage in talks with the UFC after Friday night's fight with "a different spin."

"I think they don't want to hurt the other girls' feelings and let the world know that money has been negotiated in such a way," Winkeljohn said. "I don't blame them. They are who they are because they make all the right decisions. There are other things we can ask for. She's got such good marketability, I think she would be a good broadcaster. Hey, can you help us get to FOX to be a broadcaster? Can you help us do these things?

"There are other things we can do to make money. There are other sources for her other than a dumb little paycheck. So we might have to look at it that way."

Holm declined to discuss the UFC subject until this fight was over because she wanted to focus all her efforts on the Werner fight. A win tonight will improve the former boxing champion's MMA record to 7-0 and make her stock rise just a little more.
 

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4/4/14 2:56 PM
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Would be fireworks. A decent striking bout. Phone Post 3.0
4/4/14 2:58 PM
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Would be nice to see how she does at 135 agaisnt someone who wouldnt be afraid of her striking.
4/4/14 3:04 PM
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Would love to see that fight. Phone Post 3.0
4/4/14 3:05 PM
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Cyborg would win pretty easily. If she can make 135 Phone Post 3.0
4/4/14 3:17 PM
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I'm just wondering how plausible it would be. Cyborg still has one fight left on her Invicta contract, so are they 'considering' it after her contract expires? If so who is putting up the money for this fight? If it's a one time PPV, who is paying the production costs, promotional costs etc? Seems like a lot of talk for nothing.
4/4/14 4:21 PM
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Good for them. Create your own lane. Phone Post 3.0
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Definitely love to see it. Phone Post 3.0
4/4/14 4:31 PM
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Yes please.

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Uncle Muay Thai - Would be fireworks. A decent striking bout. Phone Post 3.0
After seeing cyborg get knocked down several times in her last fight, I don't see this fight being any easier. Holm will likely tko her. Phone Post 3.0
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I have talked a lot of shit about Holm being a hometown fighter, but not paying her 15/15 is kind of ridiculous. Seven figures indeed.
4/4/14 5:06 PM
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I got Holm in this one. Holm is very technical, cyborg just comes forward guns blazing. Great fight, hope someone makes it.
4/4/14 5:19 PM
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I'm excited at this possibility. However, one way or another the UFC loses a very exciting title fight for Rhonda if this one goes down.

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One takedown by Cyborg - and it's over.
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Uncle Muay Thai - Would be fireworks. A decent striking bout. Phone Post 3.0
After seeing cyborg get knocked down several times in her last fight, I don't see this fight being any easier. Holm will likely tko her. Phone Post 3.0

If it's MMA Cyborg takes her down then does whatever she does

4/4/14 5:50 PM
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I'd order that PPV, would love to see them too fight but would rather see it next summer so Cyborg has 1-2 fights at 135 and Holm finishes out her current contract and gets more time to work on her ground game.
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Uncle Muay Thai - Would be fireworks. A decent striking bout. Phone Post 3.0
After seeing cyborg get knocked down several times in her last fight, I don't see this fight being any easier. Holm will likely tko her. Phone Post 3.0
Lol. Holm can't even tko her cans with regularity. In mma, Cyborg will ground and pound her into oblivion. Phone Post 3.0
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Uncle Muay Thai - Would be fireworks. A decent striking bout. Phone Post 3.0
After seeing cyborg get knocked down several times in her last fight, I don't see this fight being any easier. Holm will likely tko her. Phone Post 3.0
Lol. Holm can't even tko her cans with regularity. In mma, Cyborg will ground and pound her into oblivion. Phone Post 3.0
6-0 with only one decision. Phone Post 3.0
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Please do this, I love watching Cyborg fight Phone Post 3.0
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Uncle Muay Thai - Would be fireworks. A decent striking bout. Phone Post 3.0
After seeing cyborg get knocked down several times in her last fight, I don't see this fight being any easier. Holm will likely tko her. Phone Post 3.0
Lol. Holm can't even tko her cans with regularity. In mma, Cyborg will ground and pound her into oblivion. Phone Post 3.0
6-0 with only one decision. Phone Post 3.0

boom!
4/4/14 8:55 PM
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At 135 lbs Holm-Cyborg is a toss up. If she's smart, they do that fight in the UFC and the winner get's Rousey.

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Uncle Muay Thai - Would be fireworks. A decent striking bout. Phone Post 3.0
After seeing cyborg get knocked down several times in her last fight, I don't see this fight being any easier. Holm will likely tko her. Phone Post 3.0
Lol. Holm can't even tko her cans with regularity. In mma, Cyborg will ground and pound her into oblivion. Phone Post 3.0
6-0 with only one decision. Phone Post 3.0
7-0 with another finish Phone Post 3.0
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Julianna Werner, as most of Holly's opponents, is a flyweight. Holm's been fighting undersized women, and she has yet to face a top 20 bantamweight.

Yet, it took her 5 rounds to defeat Julianna Werner (who's just a a lot smaller than she and a far less experienced striker). No one ever took Cyborg to the 5th round in MMA.

Cyborg is a lot bigger, stronger, well rounded and more experienced than anyone Holm ever faced.

And just compare her fight with Jan Finney vs Cyborg's.

In fact, under MMA rules, Cyborg wins this fight even standing.

Holm doesn't stand chance, IMO. I think she's just trying to market herself into the UFC.

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