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Dana White: Ronda Rousey unlikely to split from coach, will return to UFC a 'savage'

Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

A rematch between Holly Holm and Ronda Rousey likely won't happen anytime soon, but when it does, it's going to be "awesome."

That's according to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White, who appeared on "The Joe Rogan Experience" podcast to talk about a potential do-over of last weekend's (Sat., Nov. 14, 2015) memorable title fight at UFC 193, one that saw Holm knock Rousey clean out in Melbourne, Australia (video highlights).

And unlike many who believe the loss will be Rousey's complete downfall, White disagrees, as he insists she will come back stronger than ever.

"She's the mentally strongest fucking athlete I've ever met in my life," said White. "When she gets over this loss, she's going to be a savage. She was a maniac and a hard worker when she was the best in the world. What's she going to be like now that she lost? "

Dana also revealed that he will likely meet with "Rowdy" next week, but he won't mention fighting unless she brings it up.

"If she does, that's cool," he said. "If she wants to talk, we can talk. But I won't talk to her about it. I'll give her a month."

Another big factor that will make a rematch between the two ladies more desirable is the fact the Holm proved once and for all that she is the real deal by doing the unthinkable.

"The thing that makes this fight great again is Holly Holm," he said.

"Now everybody knows how talented Holly Holm is and that Holly Holm is legit and Holly Holm is a workhorse, too. Both these two are going to take the next few months, go back in, start working on shit, and they're going to clash again. And this second fight will be fucking awesome," stated the brash head honcho.

Like Ronda, her coach Edmond Tarverdyan received tons of backlash in defeat, especially after he claimed Holly didn't get the best of his pupil on the feet and was adamant in telling Rousey she was doing fine in between rounds, despite losing the opening frame.

White however, isn't feeling any suggestions that Ronda should dump her trainer and switch camps.

"If it isn't broke, don't fix it. The thing is, now what do they do?" he pondered.

"At the end of the day, Edmond's a guy who really cares about Ronda and her career and all of that stuff. I think as a team they'll sit down and try to figure out what went wrong and what needs to be fixed."

What's next is a well-deserved hiatus for Ronda as she recovers from her injuries. As for Holm, she no longer has the benefit of playing co-pilot, as the limelight is now fully on her.

And it's just the beginning.

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