Holly Holm returns to action at the UFC 225 event on June 6 to battle Australia’s Megan Anderson in a featherweight showdown.
Holm (10-4), who has lost four of her last five, believes the upcoming fight is “make or break” when it comes to her UFC career.
“I know I got four losses out of the last five fights,” said Holm. “I like to always be honest with myself so that I don’t make excuses. A lot of those fights I could have done more to make them victories so that’s what I want to do.”
“I pretty much do feel make or break. I feel like that with every fight in a way because I want that for myself. I want victory that bad. So yes it is make or break, whether it be for how other people see me or just for myself. I want to do this for me.”
The 36-year-old, who last year became the first woman to take Cris Cyborg to a fifth round, is keen to one day challenge for the belt again but knows she must first focus on her upcoming fight.
“It’s very important,” said Holm. “I know the only way to get there is to get through this next fight first so I really want to focus on one fight at a time.”
“I do feel like I can compete with anybody in bantamweight or featherweight,” said Holm. “I want to take any opportunity that feels right at the time and just go for it.”
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