White: Rousey's next fight will be title shot - Albuquerque Journal

White: Rousey’s next fight will be title shot

Ronda Rousey’s comeback fight will be a title shot and not a return match with Albuquerque’s Holly Holm, UFC President Dana White said Monday on ESPN Radio.
The only way Rousey and Holm might meet in 2016, based on White’s comments, is if UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate beats challenger Amanda Nunes on UFC 200 on July 9, then decides to fight again before November.
White said Rousey’s return to the octagon could come when the UFC makes its New York debut in November, a year after she lost the title to Holm in Melbourne, Australia.
Tate took the title from Holm in March in Las Vegas, Nev. Holm had hoped to get an immediate return fight, but the UFC instead matched Tate with Nunes.
“Miesha, she’s fighting on 200 and she might fight again before (November),” White said on ESPN’s “Beadle and Shelburne Show. “She wants to fight. We’ll see what happens.”
White did not say Holm would be a candidate to face Tate in that event but also didn’t say otherwise.
BJ PENN: The website mmafighting.com reports that police in Hilo, Hawaii are investigating allegations of sexual assault leveled at two-time UFC champion BJ Penn, who is training in Albuquerque at Jackson-Wink MMA.
Penn has denied any wrongdoing.
The UFC had held off scheduling a fight for Penn, who is coming out of retirement, until having an investigation of the allegations done by a third party. The UFC then scheduled a fight for Penn against Dennis Siver in June, noting that no criminal charges had been filed.
In a statement, the UFC reserved the right to change its position based on further developments.


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