Updated February 28, 4:05 PM CT
UFC star Rhonda Rousey
NFL star Jesse Holley
Former NFL player Jesse Holley challenges female UFC fighter Rhonda Rousey.
03/02/2015 - AllAccessSportingNews
Claims he could beat her... "no contest".
Holley spoke on his Sunday radio show, 105.3 The Fan (DFW), with Cowboys insider Mike Fisher (@fishsports). The debate seemed to be machismo at first, but the more Mike Fisher questioned him, the more Holly seemed to convince himself that he could beat Rousey (coming off a UFC Championship 14 second victory on Saturday against Cat Zingano. Holly repeatedly claimed he could easily beat Rousey in the Octagon. "I would knock her out".
Rousey (11-0) recorded the fastest finish of her career on Saturday, submitting Cat Zingano via straight armlock just 14 seconds into their bantamweight title fight. The bout headlined UFC 184 inside Staples Center.
Neither Holley or Rousey could not be reached for comment.
Holley was the winner of Michael Irvin's football reality show 4th and Long; he received an invitation to attend the Dallas Cowboys training camp.
Before being on 4th and Long, he was working as a security guard, as well as selling cell phones in North Carolina.
He was signed to the team on July 21, 2009. Holley played in his first game for the NFL on August 13, 2009 in a preseason game against the Oakland Raiders. Holley recorded no catches, blocks or tackles. Holley caught his first pass on August 21, 2009 in the fourth quarter against the Tennessee Titans.
On September 4, Holley returned a punt 82 yards for a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings. The Cowboys released Holley on September 5 as a final cut. He cleared waivers and signed to the Cowboys' practice squad on September 6, 2009. Holley re-signed a future contract with the Cowboys on January 22, 2010, after his contract expired at season's end.
During the 2010 preseason, many figured Holley to make the team past Sam Hurd. On September 4, 2010, he was again waived at the final cuts. He was signed to the team's practice squad the day after.
He was promoted to the active roster on October 15, 2010. During that season he was active for 14 games and was the third-leading tackler on special teams. In the August 27, 2011 preseason game, against the Minnesota Vikings, Holley recorded three catches for 51 yards.
At the conclusion of the 2011 preseason, Holley made the 53-man roster, and was expected to be fifth receiver on the depth chart. On September 18, 2011, during the second game of the 2011 season against the San Francisco 49ers, Holley recorded his first NFL reception for 11 yards.
He made two catches during the Cowboys' final drive in regulation, leading to overtime. In overtime, after a three-and-out by the 49ers offense, Holley made a 77-yard reception during Dallas' first offensive play, taking the ball to the 1-yard line and setting up the game winning 19-yard field goal by Dan Bailey.
For the 2011 season (and career) he made a total of 7 receptions for 169 yards for an average of 24.1 ypc.
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