Since capturing the women’s bantamweight crown from the since-retired Ronda Rousey back in late 2015, former boxing champion Holly Holm has competed in four separate title fights across two different weight classes.
And lost them all.
But that doesn’t mean “The Preacher’s Daughter” is going to roll over and call it a career, or simply compete for the same of competing. Instead, Holm (12-5) is hellbent on working her way back to yet another UFC title fight.
“If I wasn’t still trying to climb and fight for that belt then what would I be doing this sport for anyway?” Holm told MMA Junkie. “I always say I’m not here for a participation ribbon. I’m here for the gold, and I’m going to work to get there, and every fight I take just as seriously as the next.
Holm was crushed by Amanda Nunes in their UFC 239 title fight last July, leaving Holm at just 2-5 since her bookie-busting upset over Rousey. In addition, the former pugilist turned 38 back in October and may be running out of time.
The first step of her comeback trail begins with a Raquel Pennington rematch at the UFC 246 pay-per-view (PPV) event this Sat. night (Jan. 18, 2020) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, where “The Preacher’s Daughter” will try to go two-zip against “Rocky.”
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