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UFC on FOX 20: Holly Holm says she needs to believe in herself a bit more after loss to Valentina Shevchenko

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Holly Holm has never had a problem with confidence.

But after suffering her second consecutive defeat at the hands of Valentina Shevchenko at UFC on FOX 20 in Chicago, Illinois (see it again here), she admits she needs to start believing in herself a tad bit more.

As she declared during the post-fight presser, Holm knows she been holding back, and vows to be looser and pull the trigger more moving forward.

Her words via MMA Junkie.

“(I have to) just get back in there and go forward. I know I’m capable of more. I think I just need to believe in myself a little more. I know I can do more than what I performed like tonight. Valentina is really tough. We know that. We knew everything – counter-punching, clinch, trips, all that … it’s not like I haven’t been taught the right things. It all comes down to my performance, and it wasn’t great tonight.”

She continues:

“I believe in myself. But I think that I need to believe in what I’ve learned, even recently, and not be so hesitant with what’s coming at me. I think in my last fight (against Tate), I was hesitant and thinking, ‘I’m fighting a wrestler, I need to watch out for the takedowns.’ Well guess what? I’ve learned a lot, and I know a lot in these areas, as well. I do believe in myself. I always believe in myself, otherwise I wouldn’t get in there. I believe I can do it. I think I just need to know that I’m learning and I need to perform with it. It’s there. The tools are there. I just need to do the right things.”

Holly had no issues pulling the trigger against Ronda Rousey, knocking out the former champion to claim the ….View full article

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