However, with her recent confession, she has proved again that she is a true fighter and isn’t afraid of new challenges.
‘The Preacher’s Daughter’, as she is famously called confessed that she is even willing to go up a division to face Cris “Cyborg” Justino if that’s what the UFC wanted.
Holm talked about the potential matchup just before UFC 194 in Las Vegas.
Fox Sports reports Holm saying, “I know with the UFC they don’t have that division, so if that was something they were going to put together, I’m not against it. I’m open to it.”
“But right now we only have 135 and 115 [-pound divisions], so if it was going to be for the belt or anything it would have to be at 135, but I’m not against options for other fights,” she added.
According to Holm, moving up in weight isn’t an easy task in MMA as is in her previous sport boxing because of numerous factors involved.
“I have fought at heavier weights in boxing, but it kind of changes things with MMA because there’s wrestling,” Holm said.
“Boxing, I think, is a little bit different. You’re not dealing with somebody’s strength and weight on you as far as wrestling and grappling, but I do feel like I’m a bigger 135’er, so I don’t know. I guess I would just have to see whatever unfolded if that was an option.”
Holm atleast is willing to fight Justino, which Rousey would not have even considered during her reign as bantamweight champion.
Justino normally competes at 145 pounds and Rousey believed that if ‘Cyborg’ Justino who was earlier tested positive for steroids gave up performance-enhancing drug use then she could easily make the cut down to the bantamweight division.
Justino though, attempted to make the move down to 135 but eventually gave up cutting the extra weight following Rousey’s loss to Holm.
Meanwhile, Holm who worked with Justino on a film shoot earlier this year has nothing but good things to say about the current Invicta FC featherweight champion, reports Fox Sports.
“I love Cyborg. She’s awesome. I finally got to know her this year,” Holm said.
“Whatever Cyborg wants to do, I support it. You want to stay at a heavier weight, you don’t want to go to 140, whatever she wants to do, I’m all about it. I haven’t really thought about it too much.”