Former women’s UFC bantamweight champion Holly Holm took a shot at the women’s UFC featherweight title at UFC 219. However, things simply did not go the former champion’s way.
Holm suffered a unanimous decision loss to reigning title holder Cris Cyborg. Now Holm has come forward to reveal why she can not sit down and fully watch replay footage from the match up.
Speaking on the latest edition of The MMA Hour, Holly Holm offered her thoughts on the matter.
“I would definitely want that rematch.”
“If I get back into training camp, I probably will. I’ve seen clips here and there. Mostly highlights of her hitting me, basically that’s how it went in that fight. But I know I had some good moments, there were a couple times I hit her with some good solid shots and I just felt like, you know, in the clinch I was doing some good things. There’s always some things to build on. It always takes me awhile to go back to my fight.”
“We’re mostly just good training partners, you know? I try to be there every day, be a sparring partner for her, be a grappling partner for her. There aren’t a lot of girls our size obviously, we’re the only two girls at that weight, so, I just try to make myself accessible to whatever she needs.”
“We all know Cyborg is a strong fighter, she hits hard and she’s always so aggressive. And Yana, I mean, until the end of the fight Yana had some good moments, you know? She had a takedown, she was on top, she got control of the cage and took her back. So it not that it was all bad for Yana. She had some moments and some things she’s going to learn from this fight and just go forward.”
“It’s not something I’m putting all my thought into. I really don’t think that can be my next fight, I bet you it will be something else. I don’t know what it might be, maybe 135, maybe 145, I’m not really putting too much into thinking it has to be one way or the other. I guess it’s just one of those things that I always want to beat the unbeatable, I guess.
“I think about all my fights, I always want to avenge my losses. I want that fight back I know it’s a lot of work and the biggest women’s fighter in all the divisions of the UFC, but, it’s also I feel like I can do it and I want to do it again.”
“There are a couple things, basic things, just I could have been more active in situations and been controlling them. Every fight is different, too. There’s things I have, goals I want to get better at. … If her and I got a rematch, it still would be a different fight. No two fights are exactly the same.”