Holly Holm wishes she goes across paths with Miesha Tate once more since her previous enemy is back to energetic competitors.
Holm (14-5 Mixed Martial Arts, 7-5 UFC) as well as Tate (18-7 Mixed Martial Arts, 5-4 UFC) very first met at UFC 196 in March 2016. Holm went into as the UFC women’s bantamweight champ simply months gotten rid of from upsetting Ronda Rousey, and also she came just minutes far from tape-recording her very first title protection.
Then, Tate managed a remarkable title battle return. She rallied in the fifth round with an important takedown, then secured a fight-ending rear-naked choke to assert the tossed, offering Holm her first loss in Mixed Martial Arts competition.
With Tate lately coming out of retired life after greater than 4 years and scheduled to fight Marion Reneau on July 17, Holm has the rematch on her radar. Nonetheless, she’s not mosting likely to do away with greater ambitions to obtain it.
“My plan is to compete for the belt, so if that fight winds up getting on the means there, after that definitely,” Holm claimed Tuesday on an ESPN+ Q&A held by Laura Sanko. “I always such as to retaliate losses whatever, so yes, I wish to do that, yet I assume in some cases you can obtain so obsessed on one fight that you’re not concentrated on whatever is coming your method.”
At 39, Holm has no time at all to waste when it comes to deviating from the utmost prize. She cares more concerning gaining back the UFC belt than defeating the particular fighter who took it from her more than 5 years ago.
Holm was recently compelled to draw out of a match with Julianna Pena on Might 8 that might’ve capitulated her right into one more title shot. She stated her withdrawal came as a result of the medical problem hydronephrosis, which is a problem that results in blockage from the kidney to the bladder.
According to Holm, she’s skilled hydronephrosis for the entirety of her life, however only recently did it come to be a recognizable issue. She underwent a procedure and is back on course to go back to training as well as start looking towards an additional fight, and also she desires it to be one that can lead her to the title.
If that opponent was Tate, then Holm would not mind in any way.
“Whatever gets you to the belt, that’s my supreme objective and also it would certainly be remarkable if I could experience as well as do it all,” Holm stated. “Retaliate my loss (to Tate), after that go to the belt.”