Post by Allan Garside on Apr 18, 2013 10:21:27 GMT -5
Well thats to bad...Holm/Braekhus would have been a good fight. Both are still at the top of their game. I guess we will just have to judge them by how they handled Mathis. I felt Braekhus was the better of the three. Holm has the opertunity to change this. She chooses to duck out. That confirms it for me...Braekhus is number one. All the Holm hype by Fresquez won't change that. Not for me anyway.
Post by Allan Garside on Apr 18, 2013 13:54:40 GMT -5
==Makes no sense. It should have been a major payday for both fighters== this is probobly the main reason. it seems the larger purse goes to the home fighter. so with that and the home town judges its no wonder each would want to have the home town advantage. I don't think Braekhus's judges would have been as hard on Holm as Holm's judges would have been on Braekhus. So I think the mor fairly judged fight would have been in Braekhus's home. Money? I don't know if any real offers were accualy put forth. if there was then I would like to know which side offered the highest opponent purse. thats realy the only way I could deside who should get the fight. The promoter that offers the highest opponent purse should get the fight. Then as a fan of boxing I would demand they fight. If not then get out.
Post by Todd Bykerk on Apr 20, 2013 16:40:31 GMT -5
Allan - U make some great points. Braekhus has told the European press she is 100% DONE with Holly Holm and does NOT want to talk about her anymore - she just wants to move on.
The UFC's Dana White didn't get to be mega-wealthy by being stupid. And like any human being with an IQ above 75, he too can see Holly Holm and Lenny Fresquez for what they truly are. Holm stated that Braekhus wasn't a "challenge" for her and that she never fights for $$$. So then she goes and beats up on a bunch of cream puffs in mma - not a single opponent Holm fought in 2013 was rated in the top 20 of women's 135 mma.
And now Holm is demanding a 6 figure paycheck to join the UFC. This coming from someone that refused to fight Braekhus for $250,000. Holm is beyond pathetic. But thankfully, Dana White knows the score with these clowns from New Mexico.
Dana White: Holly Holm "hasn't fought anybody" and manager is a "lunatic"