Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm recently took part in an interview with Perter Rosenberg. She spoke about a number of topics based on her career.
Among the topics discussed was former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey. Holm was the first woman to defeat Rousey when she knocked her out to win the title in November 2015. When asked about Rousey, Holm reveals she’s out to prove to fans she is not a “one hit wonder”
“I didn’t want to be a one-hit wonder,” Holm said. “I’m still here, and I want to come back and win. I’ve never had two losses in a row before in my life before.”
Back in March 2016 Holm looked set to defeat Miesha Tate in her first title defense, having out scored her on the judges cards leading into round five. However, in the last moments Holm was caught off guard and taken down and then choked out by Miesha Tate.
She faced off against world-class striker Valentina Schevchenko back in July. Things looked promising in round one, with Holm even knocking Schevchenko down. However, in round two to five, Schevchenko beat Holm at her own game, out-scoring her on the judges score cards. Schevchenko and Holm are both world-class strikers, and are possibly the two best in the division along with Germaine de Randamie.
Holm talked about the pressure of being on a losing streak. She says she is capable of handling the pressure and stress. She also mentions she doesn’t like it when corners tell their fighters they are doing well, when they are not. She thinks the fighters would prefer some honesty.
Despite her next fight being at featherweight, Holm says she believes she will fight again in the bantamweight division and has her sights set on two belts.
“I can’t think too far ahead right now,” Holm said. “I’m so excited to have this opportunity. It’s history, it’s the first time they’re going to have this weight class. I’m very very blessed to be part of this opportunity.
“In a perfect world, I want to hold both titles at the same time.”
Holm will fight Germaine de Randamie for the inaugural UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship in the main event of UFC 208 on Feb. 11 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. If she defeats Germaine de Randamie, a woman who is undefeated in Muay-Thai, Holm will no doubt prove to her fans she is indeed not a “one hit wonder“.