Holly Holm lost by submission to Miesha Tate at UFC 196 in the 5th round, giving up her bantamweight belt in the process and causing even more of a stir around a potential Ronda Rousey return.
I think we all can agree that the question a lot of us who follow this fighting division have is, simply, "who fights next?" Is Ronda Rousey going to fight Miesha Tate for the title? Is Holly going to get a shot at Ronda first? Will Holly get a rematch?
It's that third option that Holly Holm is hoping for, it seems. Take a look at her Instagram post from March 7th (yesterday):
Here's her comment below that she attached to the Instagram post:
This is how Saturday night ended but it's not the end for me. I am going to train hard and show that I am better than this. I am down but not out. Thank you @mieshatate for the opportunity last weekend. Well done. What do you say? ....Let's do this again. UFC 200 is just around the corner. @ufc @jacksonwink_mma #ufc #ufc196 #downbutnotout @danawhiteufc #ufc200
Miesha Tate has already lost to Ronda Rousey twice, and I don't think that's the fight most audiences want to see. Also, we simply aren't sure when Ronda will return. What we know is that Holly Holm doesn't want to take much of a break between her fights, and UFC 200 would probably be happy to get that rematch.
What do you think?
Should Miesha Tate defend her bantamweight title belt against Holly Holm at UFC 200? Or should she fight someone else first...?