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Holly Holm Focused on Improving Her Skills Ahead of UFC 225

June 7, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Holly Holm spoke with MMAjunkie ahead of her fight with Megan Anderson at UFC 225. Highlights are below:

On not wating a lot of Anderson’s fight footage: “I think the biggest thing for me this camp is that I know I’m always saying, ‘I’m trying to get better. I’m trying to get better. I’m trying to get better,’ and that’s been definitely a mindset that I have, but this camp, a little different for me, is like, ‘Hey, I kind of want to let go of the bad habits that I have.’ Just kind of changing my mindset. Sometimes it’s the bad habits that can get you into trouble. So, I have really been focusing on that. Yes, we’ve been focusing on what she does, but we’ve also been looking at my own fight film as if someone was to be coaching against me. It’s the first time we’ve done that in a long time. We’ve done it before, but it’s been a long time.”

On identifying flaws she can improve on: “Sometimes when you sit there and watch it on screen, and then it really gets you deep in the gut, that’s a whole different story. It gets you sick to your stomach – things you could have done better in fights and things that, even if it’s a victory fight, it doesn’t matter. There’s moments where you know you have flaws.”

On Anderson’s striking: “I feel like I’ve been in there with some pretty heavy hitters before. Yes, I want to be fearful of her striking and her strength, but that doesn’t mean that that’s the only thing I’m going to focus on. I don’t want to just be in fear that I don’t do my own thing, as well. I have been in there with some heavy hitters before, and I’ve also seen fights – it’s not even the hardest punch that lands that knocks someone out. It hits them just right. Anything can happen. Anybody can end it with a knockout. Anybody can end with some kind of a stoppage in any way. This game is crazy. That’s why people love to watch it. That’s why I love to learn it, and who knows what’s going to happen.”

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Holly Holm, UFC 225, Jeremy Thomas