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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Holly Holm’s manager Lenny Fresquez: Dana White ‘hates my guts’

Miesha Tate Holly Holm

Dana White has made it clear that he is disappointed in Holly Holm’s decision to schedule a fight before having a rematch with Ronda Rousey. Or, should we say, the UFC boss is disgusted with her manager.

Earlier this week, White blasted Holm’s manager Lenny Fresquez for setting up a fight against Miesha Tate.

“The sad part about that is, listen, he’s an old boxing guy who thinks he’s smart, and he’s not,” White told ESPN’s Russillo & Kanell. “It’s one of those things. I feel bad about it. I feel bad for Holly. I don’t know if Holly really knows what she lost. I think she has so much faith in the people that surround her, she feels like, ‘Well, they got me this far.’

“We had this meeting, and Holly wasn’t even in it. Holly, that’s your life. You should be in that meeting. Don’t leave it to these people.”

On Wednesday, Fresquez told TMZ that White has it out for him.

“I didn’t make Holly fight Miesha. Holly is the boss,” Fresquez said. “I work for her. We gave her the different options. Fight Miesha in March. Wait for Ronda in November or December. She said, ‘I don’t want to wait. I want to fight.’

“Dana hates my guts. It’s personal. How could it be my fault? Holly is the boss.”

Holm obviously made the final decision, but there’s no telling whether Fresquez nudged her in that direction. Whatever the case, things did not work out (here’s the video) and Holm lost her title belt after having it for just a few months. I’m sure she wishes she could go back in time.

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