Perhaps unsurprisingly, all signs point to Ronda Rousey getting an immediate rematch vs. Holly Holm, who knocked her out with a head kick in the UFC 193 main event in Melbourne, Australia. The huge upset marked the end of Rousey's undefeated record and status as a virtually unbeatable fighter, while at the same time cementing Holm's status as one of the greatest women to ever compete in combat sports.
In an interview with ESPN's Mike & Mike radio program on Thursday, UFC president Dana White discussed if Holm vs. Rousey 2 would be next, and he says that it is indeed the direction they're headed in.
"I think that if we didn't make the rematch, me and [UFC CEO] Lorenzo [Fertitta] should probably lose our promoters' license," White said on the morning ESPN radio show Mike & Mike. "Yeah, that fight's going to happen. I don't know when, but that's the fight that will happen."
As for White's reasoning behind the insta-rematch, he cites Rousey's past accomplishments in the sport, as well as the fact that Holm herself has gone on record as saying Rousey does deserve a rematch.
"Ronda Rousey has gone undefeated, taken the sport to another level and was beating the best women in the world in 14 seconds or 30 seconds, so she deserves a rematch," he said. "Holly agrees she deserves a rematch, and we'll figure it out."
There's no timetable on when the rematch will happen.