Joe Rogan has a master plan that very well could make everyone happy. One of the biggest challenges for Dana White and the UFC is to convince the fans that Ronda Rousey will be healthy and able to fight at UFC 200.
Other key points that come up is we have a champ that wants to stay active and is being held back in fear of Holly Holm losing her belt to Miesha Tate. Cat Zingano could get back in the hunt if she fights more than once a year she might get her second shot at Rousey after being submitted in 14 seconds.
From Joe Rogan’s official podcast (transcribed by MMA Fighting):
“If Ronda’s going to be out for this long amount of time, why rush her? You’re talking about July? We’re in December. Seven months. She just said in an interview that she’s not going to be able to eat an apple for six months. Forget about taking impact. How is that going to happen in July and have her be at her optimum? When Ronda’s ready to come back and she’s 100 percent healed and healthy and has made some corrections, really worked on fixing whatever holes were exposed in her game, then you have this monumental super fight. If Miesha wins then you’ve got a crazy fucking love triangle. I think the long game is if Holly gets even better, if she gets even more recognition and Ronda fully heals up. You also give Miesha a chance to take that title. You run a risk, but I think even if Tate beats Holly and [Holm and Rousey] have a five-round, non-title fight while Miesha’s got the strap, that shit would still be bananas. Gigantic. Everybody makes money. You get more high-level, marquee match ups.”
Does Rogan make a good argument? Should Holm fight Miesha Tate?