Holly Holm’s Manager: Ronda Rousey Isn’t Ready For July 9 Fight – Will Just Get Hurt Again!

A rematch between UFC stars Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm may be in the works, but Holm’s manager says he doesn’t think Rousey will be ready in time for the scheduled rematch on July 9 of next year.

After Rousey was knocked down by Holm for her first loss in 13 fights, UFC president Dana White told the LA Times that the next fight for the two fighters would be a rematch. However, there is some concern for Rousey’s side regarding the date, considering the injuries Holm gave her.

Holm’s manager, Lenny Fresquez, told Lance Pugmire of the Times that he doesn’t think Rousey will be ready in time for the rematch. “I’m not sure Ronda will be ready for a July fight,” he said. “She took a severe beating and I don’t think it’s in her best interest to take the next fight so fast. They told me she’s been ready and cleared, but…”

Rousey received several hard punches and one brutal kick — the very hit that determined it all — to the face in the fight. According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, Rousey still has stitches in her lip dissolving, while several of her teeth are still unstable.

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“It might take three to six months before I can eat an apple, let alone take an impact,” Rousey told Shelburne.

Reportedly, Fresquez wanted Holm to fight Miesha Tate — a challenger who has won four fights in a row — in the meantime, citing the need to remain active.

However, White thinks otherwise, saying, “Ronda is the fiercest competitor I have ever met in my life and she’s also very proud. What made the world love Ronda is that Ronda absolutely 100% knew she was not going to lose… People rallied around this powerful female figure. Ronda’s never lost a fight. She will overcome it and be back.”

Rousey appears to be adamant about beating Holm as well, telling Shelburne, “I need to beat this chick. Who knows if I’m going to pop my teeth out or break my jaw or rip my lip open.”

Do you think Ronda Rousey is ready for a rematch with Holly Holms, or should she sit this one out instead?

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