Holly Holm Discusses Going to UFC, a Fight With Ronda Rousey, More
Posted by Larry Csonka on 12.11.2013
She’s 6-0 now…
- Holly Holm recently spoke about going for a UFC contract and more. Here are the highlights…
On Going to the UFC: "Maybe I just think differently because I've been boxing for 11 years and I feel like I've done a lot in my career, but it hasn't necessarily been on TV. But I don't feel like my boxing career has been a bust. "Yes, I think it would be great to go to the UFC, but does that mean I'm just so fixated on it that I'm not going to open the doors to anything else? No. I feel like I have a lot to do still, and I feel like there's opportunities in a lot of places. Going to the UFC is not something that will define my career."
On Wanting to Earn What She Gets: "People are looking for this black-or-white answer – ‘She wants this much money to go here,'" Holm said. "If this happens, then this. There is no answer right now. We want to look at what has the best opportunities. But for me personally, I just want to win the fights because I can't have people going around saying, ‘We deserve this,' and then if I don't perform, what was all the hype about? So my whole thing is I just want to perform," she said. "Money I'm not really getting involved with. All this stuff that's being talked about, it's not something I'm saying – ‘I need six figures.'"
On a Possible Fight With Ronda Rousey: "Obviously, I need to work on some grappling and armbar defense," she said with a laugh. "But I definitely think I have the best camp to prepare me for a fight like that. Do I want to take that fight tomorrow? Not necessarily, but I don't necessarily think I need 10 years to do it, either."