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Fightweets: What does Holly Holm do from here?

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“Ruthless” Robbie Lawler is back in action this weekend, which seems to be just the jolt of adrenaline needed for those who have been worn down by the endless drumbeat of talk about USADA, fighters unions, the UFC sale, and pretty much everything in the fight game except fighting.

So we’ll talk about Lawler’s title defense against Tyron Woodley at UFC 201, the ramifications of Holly Holm’s loss to Valentina Shevchenko last weekend, and yeah, we’ll touch upon that other stuff, too. So let’s get started …

Where from here for Holly Holm?

@love_life7474: What’s next 4 Holm? Reports say viewer numbers were great but w/ the recent losses will the UFC keep her n play?

Holly Holm’s past year has been like a case study in how quickly conventional wisdom shifts in this sport, and how knee-jerk reactions so often carry the day. This time last summer, she was coming off a pair of less-than-overwhelming decision victories in the UFC and was deemed someone who was still a prospect — one who might compete for the bantamweight title one day, but not yet there. Then she controversially got the shot at Ronda Rousey’s title ahead of Miesha Tate and was thought to simply have a puncher’s chance. Then she absolutely clobbered Rousey, and was suddenly transformed in the public into an unbeatable superwoman who just happened to be a really nice person when she wasn’t throwing head kicks. Then she lost the belt to Tate in an upset and was branded MMA’s equivalent to Buster Douglas. Now, after a loss to Valentina Shevchenko, Holm is being called over the hill … just a year after she was branded as still a work in progress.

It all gets a little dizzying after awhile. If Holm has done anything over the past year and change, she’s ….View full article

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