A Ronda Rousey-Holly Holm Rematch Is Cooking, But There’s One Thing Standing in the Way

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According to UFC president Dana White, a Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm rematch would be the biggest fight in UFC history. However, the bout would take place around November 16, if Holly Holm defeats Miesha Tate in the first defense of her title on March 5, 2016.

Tate is one of Rousey’s most vocal haters, and would love a third go at the Venezuelan-American fighter, despite having lost twice against her in the past.

Rousey was once labeled as the greatest female athletes in the history of combat sports, but her defeat against Holm put a sudden end to that. Holm is the only person in history, female or male, to have won a kickboxing and boxing world championship. Now we can add Rousey’s former UFC title to her impressive résumé.

“Rowdy” Rousey will not have any other fights until the end of 2016 – not July, as some were hoping for – since she is currently working on several film projects. Given her current success outside the ring, many question her future in the sport she changed forever. Let’s remember that Dana White once stated women would never fight in the UFC octagon, but then came Ronda. So even if Rousey is prioritizing other projects over the sport, she has left behind a legacy that will benefit many women athletes in the future.