Holly Holm will not address 'stressful' UFC situation until April 5

Bellator MMA

Because that would mean she's looking past Julianna Werner.

When it comes to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), mum's the word.

As frustrating as it is for mixed martial arts (MMA) fans, that's the approach top female bantamweight Holly Holm (6-0) is taking ahead of her Legacy Fighting Championship (LFC) headliner against Julianna Werner on April 4, 2014 inside Route 66 Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Because a loss to "Julie," as she explains to Albuquerque Journal, means there's nothing to talk about.

"A lot of people are wanting interviews and things like that and the first thing I'm telling them is ‘Well, yeah, we can do an interview as long as it's just about April 4.' And none of them call me back, which is fine. I tell them if they want to talk about all that other stuff we can talk about it after April. There's a lot of buzz about (the UFC story), but if I don't win in April that kind of makes it a lot for nothing. It's stressful, but I'm just trying to focus on the one ahead of me."

Why all the hullabaloo?

As UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey continues to clean out her division, the promotion has been scouring the globe for possible title contenders. Not that it doesn't already have a handful of talented bantamweights already in its employ, but the division is still in its infancy.

And trying to finagle fights against Gina Carano and Cris Cyborg appears to be a fool's errand.

It also doesn't help that Holm's manager irritated UFC President Dana White earlier this month in Dallas, Texas, when the two sides tried to crunch the numbers for a deal that would send "The Preacher's Daughter" to the world's largest combat sports promotion.

But if Holm keeps winning -- starting on April 4 -- they may be forced to shake hands and try again.

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