Over her illustrious 11-year boxing career, Holly Holm has won more boxing championships than she knows what to do with.
And while adding the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s bantamweight title to her collection was nice, having another belt isn’t the end goal for “The Preacher’s Daughter.”
So when she was pining for a rematch against Miesha Tate, it wasn’t to win back the gold, but to avenge her first-ever loss in mixed martial arts (MMA), as she recently revealed to FOX Sports:
“I want to win. I don’t care who I’m facing, I don’t care what it’s for — I want to win. I wanted the rematch with Miesha after the fight because I wanted to avenge my loss. It has nothing to do with the actual belt. It’s the fight with the fighter. Whether the fight is for a belt or not, I don’t want to lose any fight. I want to win just as badly whether it’s for a belt or not. It has nothing to do with the actual championship.”
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with having a title, too.
The Tate title fight went to Amanda Nunes, which headlined UFC 200 on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. And as badly as Holm wanted to be the one to defeat Miesha, “Lioness” got the job done, choking “Cupcake” out in a rather swift and impressive manner.
See it again here.
As for Holly, she’ll look to get back into the championship conversation when she faces Valentina Shevchenko in the main event of this weekend’s (Sat., July 23, 2016) UFC on FOX 20 event in Chicago, Illinois.
Worst case, a win — or even a loss — could get her the desired rematch against Tate.
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