There's been a lot of talk about last month's announcement regarding the January 2015 fight between Ronda Rousey and UFC newcomer Holly Holm, including why Miesha Tate wasn't chosen.
Dana White originally confirmed that Tate was the number one contender against Rousey, but once the announcement came out last month, Tate was full on "shocked" that she wasn't even given a phone call to break the news.
So why didn't White choose to match up the two once again? White finally sat down this week to put people's minds to rest regarding the issue. "She's lost to Ronda twice," White explained Wednesday on "UFC Tonight."
And why did she replace Tate with newcomer Holm? "Holly Holm — WBC, WBA, WBF, IBA, you name it, she's won the belt in boxing, she's 9-0 in mixed martial arts. If you look at the range and the distance, the head kicks, all the attributes ... We originally brought Holly Holm into the UFC to fight Ronda Rousey. That fight makes sense."
White also addressed the fact that having Rousey beat Tate again so soon would be a big problem for Tate's career. "Miesha, at this point in her career, if she loses to Ronda Rousey a third time, it's a career killer."
And while Tate fans, and Tate herself are feeling a little rejected, White assures everyone that this is simply not the case. "I know it seems like Miesha Tate got a bad break in this thing, but realistically when you look at it, Miesha has lost to her twice," White said. "Miesha's gonna have to knock a couple more people off to get to Ronda."
What do you think of White's decision to put Holm up against Rousey instead of Tate?
Source: Fox Sports
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