Recent UFC Women’s fighter Holly Holm spoke to ESPN about Gina Carano getting a title shot over her, as well as women being ranked with men.
On Gina Carano getting an immediate shot at Ronda Rousey’s title: “Carano has been on the big show before, so she can handle the pressure. There are a lot of girls who have been working hard for a shot who might deserve it a little more than someone who has been out that long, but Carano has put a lot of time in before. She’s earned her spot in certain ways. Who am I to say Carano is undeserving of an opportunity? I’ll let the promoter make those decisions.”
On women being ranked with men: “I know there is a certain strength in men that is a little different in females but personally I would like to be on a pound-for-pound list that’s mixed. It’s a compliment. Heck yeah, let’s do it. In 2008, I was nominated for an ESPY for best fighter of the year. I knew I wasn’t going to win. I was up against Floyd Mayweather, Kelly Pavlik and Georges St-Pierre, but I’ll tell you, it was more of an honor for me to be nominated best fighter of the year than female athlete of the year because I was grouped in with those guys.”
Holm has a 33-2-3 boxing record, her last fight came in May of 2013. She has a 7-0 MMA record.
Holm won her first five fights by knockout, while her last two was still impressive even if they were not all finishes.
There is no announced fight for her or even when she will fight, either way we will have you covered.