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Dana White: 'I don't know if Holly really knows what she lost'

UFC President criticized Holly Holm's management after her loss at UFC 196. .

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Dana White appeared on Brett Okamoto's podcast, where he expressed bitterness toward former UFC champion Holly Holm's management team. According to the UFC President, Holly Holm possesses too 'much faith in people that surround her,' instead of taking her career in her own hands.

"I feel bad for Holly," says Dana (H/T BleacherReport). "I don't know if Holly really knows what she lost. I think she has so much faith in the people that surround her, she feels like, 'Well, they got me this far.' We had this meeting, and Holly wasn't even in it. Holly, that's your life. You should be in that meeting. Don't leave it to these people. Anyway, Holly made a lot of money. She accomplished great things, she beat Ronda Rousey. But it could have been so much bigger for her, and the sad part is, I don't think she even knows it."

White turned his attention towards Holm's manager Lenny Fresquez and questioned his professional competence.

"The sad part about that is, listen, he's an old boxing guy who thinks he's smart, and he's not," said White.

The discussion moved over to the UFC's main draw Conor McGregor and his possible downfall after the crushing defeat against Nate Diaz. As White assured the host, he wasn't worried about that at all.

"Do you know how long I've listened to people talk, 'What are you guys gonna do when Chuck Liddell leaves? What are you gonna do when [Georges St-Pierre] goes?'" White said. "This is a fight promotion. There's always somebody super talented coming down the pipeline, man. It's always been that way, and it will always be that way."