Could Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) be adding a major player to the women's bantamweight division?
That depends on what this weekend's conversation between promotion president Dana White and former pro boxer turned mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, Holly Holm, entails. According to ESPN's Brett Okamoto, White will meet with the undefeated fighter in Dallas, Texas, while in town for UFC 171.
Dana White is meeting with Holly Holm this weekend.— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) March 13, 2014
The Las Vegas fight boss later confirmed the meeting by saying, "Yeah, I'm meeting with them this week. Don't know (anything about her team), never met them. I'm going to meet them this weekend."
UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones knows a thing or two about her (and her stand-up skills).
Joe Rogan caused quite a stir after he made some comments suggesting the UFC brass had something "huge" up their sleeve regarding Rousey's next fight. And while we know Cris Cyborg and Gina Carano are unlikely to challenge Rousey -- at least not right now -- that leaves Holm as the forerunner.
Rousey has expressed interest in squaring up against Holm in the past, so the former boxer's presence in the UFC's 135-pound division would be quite welcome.
Of course, the meeting could be everything or nothing at all. But, just in case Holm -- who is undefeated (6-0) in MMA -- and UFC do come to an agreement, it doesn't necessarily mean she'll get next the crack at "Rowdy."
At least, not if Cat Zingano has her way.