MMA ODDS AND ENDS FOR FRIDAY: WHITE SAYS ROUSEY VS. HOLM REMATCH NEXT, DARIUSH INJURED, KNIGHT FACES KAWAJIRI

Dana White states Ronda Rousey will combat Holly Holm next UFC president Dana White said on ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike Thursday that newly crowned women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm make her first title defence at a rematch from Ronda Rousey. “I think that if we did not make the rematch, me and Lorenzo [Fertitta] should probably lose our promoters’ license. That battle’s going to take place. I don’t know when, but that is the struggle that will happen.” White did not mention nevertheless when this fight could take place. Together with Rousey’s outside obligations to movies it is not completely clear when this possible rematch may be. Chris Wade replaces injured Beniel Dariush from Mairbek Taisumov in UFC Fight Night 81 UFC officials declared Beneil Dariush is injured and Chris Wade will now be facing Maribek Taisumov. Wade (10-1) has gone 2-0 in the UFC with wins over Cain Carrizosa and Lipeng Zhang. Taisumov (24-5) is coming of a”Performance of the Night” functionality when he knocked out Alan Patrick in UFC Fight Night 69 in June. UFC Fight Night 81 takes place Sunday Jan. 17th. At TD Garden in Boston, MA. Jason Knight replaces Mirsad Bektic from Tatsuya Kawajiri at TUF 22 Finale Feb UFC.com former Titan FC featherweight Jason Knight has signed with the UFC and replaces the wounded Mirsad Bektic contrary to Tatsuya Kawajiri. Knight (13-1) has won eight consecutive fights and is coming off a submission victory over Musa Khamanaev in Titan FC 35 in September. Kawajiri (34-8-2) as been around a 7-1 run since falling down to featherweight at 2011, together with his only setback coming to Clay Guida at UFC Fight Night 39 final year. The TUF 22 Finale Occurs in the Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan on Dec. 11 and Comes with a featherweight main event between Frankie Edgar carrying on Chad Mendes. Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center plays host to UFC Fight Night 82 on Feb. 21 MMAjunkie is reporting that the city of Pittsburgh will play host to UFC Fight night 82 on Feb. 21st. No streaks happen to be formally added to the card however it’ll air on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass, though there are nevertheless to be any spells declared for the card. The UFC past went to Pittsburgh in June 2011 for UFC on VERSUS 4, which featured among the most memorable comeback victories in UFC history, even when Cheick Kongo knocked out Pat Barry. . Conor McGregor on a go to lightweight”It’s virtually set in stone” At Wednesday’s UFC 194 media dinner, Conor McGregor mentioned that he’d love to proceed to lightweight after his unification bout with Jose Aldo at UFC 194. “I feel like it’s virtually set in stone — KO Jose and KO whoever holds that lightweight buckle. And within the next two struggles, I’ll be a two-weight world champion once again. But this time inside the UFC.” There hasn’t been a winner in UFC history that has held titles in two weight classes in precisely the exact same moment. B.J. Penn maintained the lightweight and welterweight titles at various times, as did Randy Couture with all the light heavyweight and heavyweight belts. It should be noted McGregor held the featherweight and lightweight belts in Cage Warriors. Up first however is the aforementioned showdown with Jose Aldo which takes place in Las Vegas on Dec. 12th. Commentator Joe Rogan unsure of future with all the UFC Joe Rogan revealed on a recent episode of his podcast”The Joe Rogan Experience” that his contract with the UFC is up in August and he’s not certain if he’ll re-sign. Transcribed by MMAJunkie’s Mike Bohn, Rogan said”It’s possible [I will re-sign]. I like doing sh-t that disturbs me. I like doing things — I enjoy taking chances because I enjoy walking away from things. I like doing this. I enjoy experiencing new things. You open new doors, your mind starts shooting in another way. I am not a big fan of doing the exact same sh-t over and over and over again. Rogan has worked for the UFC in a variety of roles dating back to 1997 but has had his responsibilities reduced to working PPVs and FOX televised cards only.

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MMA ODDS AND ENDS FOR FRIDAY: WHITE SAYS ROUSEY VS. HOLM REMATCH NEXT, DARIUSH INJURED, KNIGHT FACES KAWAJIRI

Dana White says Ronda Rousey will fight Holly Holm next UFC president Dana White said on ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike Thursday that newly crowned women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm create her first title defence at a rematch against Ronda Rousey. “I think that if we did not create the rematch, me and Lorenzo [Fertitta] should probably lose our promoters’ license. That battle’s going to take place. I really don’t know when, however, that is the fight that will happen.” White didn’t mention nevertheless when this struggle could occur. Together with Rousey’s outside commitments to movies it is not completely clear when this potential rematch might be. Chris Wade replaces injured Beniel Dariush from Mairbek Taisumov at UFC Fight Night 81 UFC officials announced Beneil Dariush is injured and Chris Wade will now be confronting Maribek Taisumov. Wade (10-1) has gone 2-0 in the UFC with wins over Cain Carrizosa and Lipeng Zhang. Taisumov (24-5) is coming of a”Performance of the Night” performance when he knocked out Alan Patrick at UFC Fight Night 69 at June. UFC Fight Night 81 occurs Sunday Jan. 17th. In TD Garden in Boston, MA. Jason Knight replaces Mirsad Bektic against Tatsuya Kawajiri in TUF 22 Finale Per UFC.com former Titan FC featherweight Jason Knight has signed with the UFC and replaces the injured Mirsad Bektic against Tatsuya Kawajiri. Knight (13-1) has won eight straight struggles and is coming off a submission victory over Musa Khamanaev in Titan FC 35 in September. Kawajiri (34-8-2) as been around a 7-1 run because dropping down to featherweight in 2011, with his only setback coming to Clay Guida in UFC Fight Night 39 last year. The TUF 22 Finale Occurs in the Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan on Dec. 11 and Comes with a featherweight Principal affair between Frankie Edgar taking on Chad Mendes. Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center plays host to UFC Fight Night 82 on Feb. 21 MMAjunkie is reporting that the city of Pittsburgh will play host to UFC Fight night 82 on Feb. 21st. No streaks happen to be formally added to the card nonetheless it’ll broadcast on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass, though there are nevertheless to be any bouts announced for your card. The UFC past went to Pittsburgh in June 2011 for UFC on VERSUS 4, which comprised among the most memorable comeback successes in UFC history, when Cheick Kongo pumped out Pat Barry. . Conor McGregor on a move to lightweight”It’s almost set in stone” At Wednesday’s UFC 194 media lunch, Conor McGregor mentioned he’d love to move to lightweight following his unification bout with Jose Aldo in UFC 194. “I feel as if it is almost set in stone — KO Jose and KO whoever holds that lightweight belt. And within the next two struggles, I will be a two-weight world champion once again. But this time inside the UFC.” There has not been a winner in UFC history that has held titles in two weight classes at precisely the exact same moment. B.J. Penn maintained the lightweight and welterweight titles at different times, as did Randy Couture together with all the light heavyweight and heavyweight belts. It needs to be noted McGregor held the featherweight and lightweight belts in Cage Warriors. Up first though is the aforementioned showdown with Jose Aldo which occurs at Las Vegas on Dec. 12th. Commentator Joe Rogan unsure of future with all the UFC Joe Rogan disclosed on a recent episode of his podcast”The Joe Rogan Experience” his contract with the UFC is up in August and he is not sure if he will re-sign. Transcribed from MMAJunkie’s Mike Bohn, Rogan said”It’s possible [I will re-sign]. I like doing sh-t that scares me. I like doing stuff — I enjoy taking chances because I like walking away from things. I enjoy doing this. I enjoy experiencing new things. You open up new doors, your brain starts shooting in another manner. I am not a big fan of doing exactly the same sh-t over and over and over again. Rogan has worked to get the UFC in various roles dating back to 1997 but has had his responsibilities decreased to working PPVs and FOX televised cards only.

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