In an appearance with ESPN following UFC 196, Dana White said Ronda Rousey will most likely get the title shot against the newly crowned champion in Miesha Tate upon her return. Here's the dialogue Dana had with the hosts of the show, which included featuring former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen and Gilbert Melendez.
Melendez: That was a really close fight. Holly Holm was about 40 seconds from winning it. Do you think she deserves the rematch?
Dana White: No, I think that Ronda now will now fight Miesha Tate for the title - that's what's gonna happen. That's what I said before this fight even happened. Whoever wins tonight will fight Ronda for the title.
Melendez: Have you heard from Ronda yet?
White: I texted Ronda - she wasn't watching the fight. I texted her and she said, "What happened?" And I said, "Miesha just choked her unconscious." She said, "Looks like I gotta get back to work."
Melendez: That's exciting!
White: Well, I don't know what that means. (laughing) Ronda is scheduled not to come back until October or November. But it doesn't mean I can't ask.
Sonnen: You said that Ronda's return match, that was supposed to be against Holly, could be all the way down the road to November. UFC 200, will you wait or would you like to speed it up?
White: Ronda Rousey has worked very hard for 3 and a half years for this company. She did everything that was asked, and went above and beyond the call of duty. If she wants to stay out until October, I will let her do that.