Holly Holm‘s Manager Says a UFC Deal Is Close
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.17.2014
They're just talking money now...
Holly Holm's manager Lenny Fresquez spoke with MMAjunkie about Holm's negotiations with the UFC. Check out the highlights:
On negotiations for Holm joining the UFC and fighting Ronda Rousey: "This is a superfight. This is the biggest women's fight in the history of any type of women's [combat] sports. It's a lot of money involved in this payday. I just want to make sure Holly gets her share."
On the back-and-forth so far: "Offers went back and forth. We already had guidelines of what we were going to agree on and what we weren't going to agree on. We're still a little ways (apart) and there's still a couple of items. We're very excited about getting Holly into the UFC. It's just my job to put Holly in the right hands."
On wanting to make as much as she makes for Legacy FC: "She's got to make at least what she makes here, and we're close on that. The thing is making sure we get paid for Ronda. We've gotta get paid to fight Ronda."
On other potential opponents for Rousey: "I asked them, ‘Who's Ronda going to fight?' They said, ‘She could fight ‘Cyborg' or fight Gina Carano.' Those were the couple of other options that they were looking at. But I also know ‘Cyborg' can't make 135 pounds, and Gina can't make 135 pounds, so I know those fights can't be made for the UFC title."
On taking their time in coming to a deal: "We have always planned every move Holly has made for 10 years precisely and with precision. The UFC is a little bit different monster for me, because I know when I hand her over to them, they kind of take control."