Dana White Discusses Kayla Harrison’s Victory Over Holly Holm, Touches On Possible Bout With Amanda Nunes

Following Kayla Harrison’s debut win over former bantamweight champion Holly Holm at UFC 300, Dana White seems intrigued by a possible matchup with the former PFL star and Amanda Nunes.

During Harrison’s first ever UFC post fight interview this past Saturday, the former two division Women’s titleholder in Nunes took to X (Twitter) and recorded a video that has raised a few eyebrows.

“The Lioness” retired following her win over Irene Aldana back at UFC 289 last June, but with a statement making post like this, many anticipate a comeback could be in the works. With this possibility in mind, White seemed actively excited.

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“I did, I like it,” White told reporters at the UFC 300 post-fight press conference when asked if he saw Nunes’ reaction. “I thought she retired too soon anyway. I like that she’s intrigued by this fight. I love it.

“I love Amanda. Amanda and I have an incredible relationship. I think that she’s the GOAT in all combat sports female. So if Kayla can go in there and win a title, it would absolutely be fun to see her come back and try to grab it.”

While relishing in the possibility over a Nunes comeback to square off with the high level UFC newcomer, White took the opportunity to commend Harrison for her performance following her first walk to the octagon. As mentioned by the UFC’s CEO, even the most high level athlete would get jitters debuting at a large event such the organization’s monumental 300th PPV card, not to mention the former two time Olympic Judo gold medalist was doing it at a much lower weight than she is used to competing at.

“Let me tell you what, so going in against a legend like Holly, who’s got tons of time in the octagon, I don’t care what level Kayla Harrison has competed at, I guarantee you she had some serious jitters tonight,” White said. “She came in there and performed, and she literally put it to an absolute legend of all of combat sports. Obviously, a big night for her and a big win.”

White also expressed that he feels Holly Holm’s time is up in this sport, and the writing is on the wall that the once dominant competitor should put down her gloves.

“I would love to see Holly retire,” White said at the UFC 300 post-fight press conference.

 

 

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