Friday August 21, 2015– Today it was announced that next up is “The preachers Daughter” Holm to fight champ Ronda Rousey at UFC 195. I think we all had a WTF moment when it hit our news feeds. Now it’s being reported that Miesha’s team had no heads up and was blind-sided by the early morning announcement of all places, Good Morning America.
Her manager is quoted as saying
“I found out just like you did” .
Further stating that at the time, Miesha didn’t know yet.
Is this another example of Dana and UFC matchmakers doing what’s in the best interest of their MVP Rousey? Holly has lethal hands and devastating kicks, however we have yet to see her full potential inside the UFC. She is 2-0 inside the octagon by way of decisions. Although more qualified in overall experience than the champ’s last opponent, is it enough?
Why was Miesha side stepped? Well white said
“We have seen that fight”.
Explaining he doesn’t feel that a 3rd loss for Tate would be too good for her. White also says
“She’s not going anywhere, I’m sure she will be fine”.
I’m not sure that’s the logic we want while building match ups. But, it’s their promotion, and fans are clamoring for stiffer completion. Are they giving us that with this new lineup?
This girl’s conspiracy theory? Feed Ronda a striker who can sharpen her stand up. Challenge her in a different way, in prep for, dare I say it? Cyborg. Here’s hoping..
By: Korey Lane