One thing freshly-minted UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm (pictured) won’t have to worry about in 2016 is job security.
Over the weekend, Holm’s longtime manager, Lenny Fresquez, confirmed with ESPN.com that Holm has inked a multiyear contract extension to remain with the UFC.
As customary with all UFC contracts, financial terms were not disclosed.
“We have officially signed a multiyear extension with the UFC,” Fresquez told ESPN.com. “That’s all I can verify right now. We’ve signed an extension, and we’re very happy with the extension.”
Holm shocked the MMA world in November by knocking out UFC golden girl Ronda Rousey with a highlight reel head kick to capture the bantamweight title. Despite being a heavy underdog, Holm outclassed Rousey in every aspect from beginning to brutal finish.
New UFC champs ripping up their old contracts to sign new ones given their fresh jewelry isn’t anything new, especially if there wasn’t verbiage in the previous agreement to account for increases in salary, and most importantly, sharing in per-per-view buys for shows they perform in, if they capture the belt.
Holm’s destruction of Rousey took place in Melbourne, Australia, where disclosed salaries were not required to be publicly released. However, Holm made $50,000, with half coming via win bonus, for beating Marion Reneau before facing Rousey.
It is unknown if Holm scored a piece of UFC 193‘s PPV pie. It has been reported that show garnered more than one million buys.
Holm, 34, has compiled a perfect 10-0 MMA record since leaving boxing behind. She is expected to grant Rousey an immediate rematch later this year, most likely at UFC 200 in July. The sequel will challenge all UFC PPV and live gate records.