Holly Holm is waiting to finalize her next bout, but until then, her long-time agent Lenny Fresquez wants to clear the air a bit.
On a recent UFC Unfiltered podcast, UFC president Dana White said he was trying to book Holm vs. Cris Cyborg for the inaugural women's featherweight title, however, according to White, both fighters turned it down for different reasons. White said Holm's head coach, Mike Winkeljohn, didn't want the fight, but according to Fresquez that's not the case.
"We make decisions as a team," Fresquez said. "We accepted the Cyborg fight up to a certain weight limit. On two different occasions, we went up on weight, and [Cyborg] turned them down."
Fresquez said Holm agreed to fight Cybrog at 136 and then 138 pounds, but to no avail.
"We did that as a team. As a team, we didn't want to go up as high 145 pounds."
So, for now, the Cyborg fight is off.
Fresquez said they're hoping Holm, who's looking to rebound from two straight losses, will fight again by Feb. 2017, but isn't officially booked just yet.