Former UFC bantamweight champion Holly Holm has come out to talk about why she wants to stay at the division she once saw gold in. Even at where she is in her career, the 40-year old still is showing no signs of quitting.
After a few lackluster battles in 2020 and before that coming up short against Amanda Nunes, Holm took a look at the division above her and explained why she would rather stay put.
What Holm Had to Say
“If Nunes (is) going to fight right away, is she going to go back for the rematch? That’s going to be at 135 anyway,” Holm said. “What is the angle at 145? What would I really be going for? That’s why I want to focus on 135 — which, 135 is where I like to be anyway. That’s my weight class. Yes, I’ve fought at 145 because I’m open to both because I want to fight. But it makes more sense to me to fight at 135.”.
Whilst talking about the featherweight division, one name seemed to gain interest in the UFC veteran.
“Doesn’t Kayla (Harrison) fight at 155? She’d have to even get down to 145,” Holm said. “You’ve got a big ‘45er [in Harrison] and ‘35ers that might want to come up maybe. There’s always that. I don’t know what they’re planning on doing with her coming over, if she’s coming over. I just feel like we’ll have to see how that plays out. If she really wants to come over and fight at ‘45, if that’s something she thinks she can do or not, I’m not sure.”.
What are your thoughts on Holly Holm’s view of her next step? Do you think she could welcome Kayla Harrison to the promotion?
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