Gina Carano (7-1) berättar om ett möte hon hade med Dana White där White hade skrivit ner utmanare i varje viktklass och Carano hade då föreslagit Holly Holm (10-0), men White hade då skrattat bort det förslaget.
Carano hade sett hur duktig Holm var och ansåg henne som en framtida utmanare, medan White inte verkade tycka som Carano då han nämnde att Holms grappling inte var särskilt stark.
”I remember talking to Dana White last year sometime in his office, he had the five top contenders in each weight class written on his office windows — male and female — and there were a couple names I couldn’t for the life of me figure out, why they were not written down. Holly is the only one I mentioned because I knew they were in talks of negotiating with her and after seeing how talented she was and the most incredible work ethic. I felt it was important to mention she is legit and should be up there. He laughed and blew it off mentioning something about her ground game but then again he did sign her not long after that so I think he knew. She seems like she deserved that in her life and career.”