On Thursday morning, UFC President Dana White confirmed everyone’s belief that the UFC is looking to book the immediate rematch between reigning women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm and former champion Ronda Rousey in the near future.

“I think that if we didn’t make the rematch, me and [UFC CEO] Lorenzo [Fertitta] should probably lose our promoters’ license,” White said on the morning ESPN radio show Mike & Mike. “Yeah, that fight’s going to happen. I don’t know when, but that’s the fight that will happen.

“Ronda Rousey has gone undefeated, taken the sport to another level and was beating the best women in the world in 14 seconds or 30 seconds, so she deserves a rematch,” he said. “Holly agrees she deserves a rematch, and we’ll figure it out.”

Rousey (12-1) tasted defeat for the first time in her professional career when the Holm’s (11-0) shin slapped across her head early in second round of their UFC 193 title fight. Prior to this loss, the women known as “Rowdy” had looked unbeatable, while being praised as the most dominant athlete in the world today.

The former champion would later express her desire for time off after dropping her title.

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