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Dana White overrules Holly Holm's manager, demands Ronda Rousey rematch at UFC 200 in July

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White does not like Lenny Fresquez, longtime manager for current women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm.

But you knew that already.

So it should come as no surprise to hear that White turned a deaf ear to a recent request by Fresquez -- concerned about the health and safety of Ronda Rousey -- to have Holm come back to mixed martial arts (MMA) in late winter to defend her newly-won strap against longtime division contender Miesha Tate.

"We're real concerned with his opinion," White sarcastically told L.A. Times.

"Ronda's never lost a fight," he continued. "She will overcome it and be back. She got clipped, stayed in there and tried to fight through it."

Holm was able to upset Rousey in the UFC 193 main event last month in Australia (video) and following her knockout win "Down Under," White remained steadfast in his decision to grant "Rowdy" an immediate rematch. In fact, he's already penciled them in for UFC 200 in July.

Sorry, "Cupcake."

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