Earlier this week news broke that Tate would be having her first title defense against Amanda Nunes at the July 9th event.
Now, Holly Holm’s manager, Lenny Fresquez, explained to the Albuquerque Journal that Tate was offered a fight against Holm and Nunes, but opted to fight Nunes.
“They tell me Tate chose (Nunes),” Fresquez told the Journal on Thursday in a phone interview. “Holly was offered to her and she chose Nunes. She chose to take a weaker opponent.
“She’s not as stand-up as Holly. She said she’d take on the best, but she’s not willing to take on the best. Holly gave her a chance. We’re pretty disappointed she didn’t return the favor.”
Fresquez went on to explain that in the mean time Holm will likely have a non-title fight.