Holly Holm fires back at Dana White about Tate fight

UFC women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm
UFC bantamweight Holly Holm

Dana White slammed Holly Holm’s manager, Lenny Fresquez. After her defeat at UFC 196 he states that her manager cost her a lot of money for not taking a rematch with Ronda Rousey. Holly was quick to defend him and fire back at Dana White.

Check out what she said:

Well, all of that is false. I always said I wanted to fight, and there was still no sure time when Ronda is going to be back. So they say that there is all this money coming from that fight, but what if that fight doesn’t even happen? What are we waiting for? Nothing. You only make money out of that fight if it is actually going to happen. So we didn’t know what was going to happen and I don’t fight for money. I fight because I am passionate about it. So when we didn’t know if she was going to be back right away, then we thought let’s get another fight going. And that was me who said I wanted another fight. I definitely said I wanted to fight sooner than later. That was 100-percent me, my decision. They would never make me take a fight without my blessing. No one in my camp has ever told me I should do something one way or another. That is something I wanted to do, I wanted to fight. He has been nothing but supportive for me and my career and he only looks out for my best interest. It’s frustrating when people put down the things he works so hard for. I said I wanted this fight, that is the bottom line. I don’t care what people say about me, but I care when people are negative abut the people around me and are supportive. It’s something I wanted and he pushed for on my behalf.