Holm Not Looking To Retire

With a 1-4 record in her last five fights, many are wondering what’s next for Holly Holm. According to an interview with Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour, retirement isn’t on the list.

“People ask me, ‘you had four out of five losses, four out of five fights are losses and you’re 36 and are you going to return,” Holm said on a recent edition of The MMA Hour. “And I was like, it’s, ‘I still want to fight, that’s the bottom line.’”

Holm’s most recent fight, a decision loss to Cris Cyborg, was an impressive display as Holm went up in weight and went the distance against a fighter who has not lost in over a decade.

“Why wouldn’t I want to return when I just gave her the toughest fight in weight class that is a heavier weight class from where I usually fight against the biggest person?” Holm asked. “I was the one who gave her her toughest fight so I don’t really understand the retirement, you know, people think should you retire maybe it’s just because of the way that, you know how those four fights have gone.”

When it comes to her age, Holm claims she doesn’t feel 36, and feels that she will fight again, but unsure if it’ll be at 135 or 145.

“I know I’m still competitive, have a lot of capabilities if I want to do it. I definitely don’t have the, obviously every year gets a little bit more, maybe I can kind of coming closer. I’m 36, I’ll be 37 next year, I still feel like I’m strong and in competitive shape. I don’t feel 36. I feel competitive and I feel strong feel and I feel can really do well, so I’m keep going to keep going with it.”

 

Original Story: MMA Fighting

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