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Dana White: UFC Still Open to Signing Holly Holm

Posted on by Erik Fontanez

holly-holms-female-boxer-mma-fighter-sweatforit1A deal that will see women’s MMA standout Holly Holm fight in the Octagon is still on the table.

After saying weeks ago that he’s no longer interested, UFC President Dana White revealed on Wednesday’s episode of UFC Tonight that the fight promoter remains open to signing Holm to the UFC women’s bantamweight division.

Additionally, White said securing former Strikeforce champion Gina Carano to a UFC deal is still an option.

“Holly Holm and Gina Carano are all a matter of getting a deal done,” White said.

The UFC boss in March said negotiations with Holm’s manager went sour and that the organization was no longer pursuing a deal with the fighter.

Carano is currently under contract with White’s company through her old deal with Strikeforce, which was purchased by Zuffa in 2011. That deal, White said in March, expires in this June.

White added that he used to say he would never sign certain fighters, but now “I don’t say never anymore,” leaving the door open to other names, such as Cris “Cyborg” Justino.

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