Holly Holm unsuccessfully challenged for the UFC bantamweight title at Saturday’s UFC 239 event, losing to Amanda Nunes by way of a first-round TKO.
The loss marks the first time Holm has been knocked out in mixed martial arts competition. At the post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White was full of praise for the 37-year-old.
“I don’t want to start going retirement crazy here. She’s had an amazing career. She’s one of the sweetest human beings you could ever meet and if you follow her on Instagram, she trains like a beast, she’s almost 40-years-old and is in ridiculous shape. The things that this woman can do physically with the rings, gymnastics and all that stuff is phenomenal.” White said.
“She’s an incredible athlete, she’s an incredible human being. I think she needs to take a look at what’s next for her and what she thinks. I’m just saying that because I care about her, I care about her as a person, she’s amazing. Something we should probably talk about.” he continued.
Holm, also known as ‘The Preacher’s Daughter’, is no doubt a pioneer of combat sports. An eighteen-time world boxing champion, the first woman to have ever held an MMA and boxing world title, after defeating Ronda Rousey via head kick back in 2015.
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