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Holly Holm Thinks She Could Beat Amanda Nunes, Talks Ronda Rousey’s Hall of Fame Induction

June 10, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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– Holly Holm spoke with reporters after her UFC 225 win over Megan Anderson about a possible fight with Amanda Nunes and more. Highlights are below, per MMAjunkie:

On a possible bantamweight title fight: “We’ll see what happens in the future. Anything you lose, you want back, right? That’s something that’s dear to you. I think that’s probably closest to my heart, but I want it all. I don’t think that you’d even get in this game if you don’t want it all. I want it all. I want victories. I want belts. I want all of it. And it’s just one step at a time, one fight at a time, and really the only thing on my plate right now was tonight. I’m going to enjoy that.”

On taking time to celebrate the win: “Sometimes, I think I don’t give myself enough time to just enjoy my life a little bit.”

On how she thinks she’d do against Nunes: “Every fighter can be beat. And that’s how I feel. She is very tough, and she’s proven that. She’s run through some girls. She was very dominant in her last performance with a very game – Raquel is a very game fighter. She’s usually a little scrapper. It’s definitely a tough fight, but what am I here for? I don’t want to take the easy route and then at the end of my career think I wish I would have pushed myself a little more.”

On Anderson: “She hit pretty hard; it’s not been the hardest I’ve ever been hit, but she’s very strong, very powerful. She’s a big person. She towers over me. She’s a big fighter. All week, I like to see her, look at her. I like to see my opponent. I don’t want to get in there the night of my fight and then look across, because they always look bigger than life, anyway, when you’re about to fight them. She’s a big girl, but that didn’t mean that she wasn’t beatable. I just wanted to make sure I was staying level-headed, and I just believe in my training. I know I put a lot of hard work into it, and I knew I would react the way I should if I really believed in my training.”

On Ronda Rousey’s UFC Hall of Fame induction: “I think that’s great. She did a lot for the sport. She’s done a lot for the UFC. She’s done a lot for bringing the women into, kind of the – women have been around with mixed martial arts for a long time. But she kind of helped open some of those doors for a lot of us. With that being said, one person can’t do it. In order to have a fight, you have to have two people. She did a lot. (She’s) kind of being an inspiration for a lot of other girls coming in. You have to have two to make a fight. So, a lot of these other girls kind of chasing that dream with her, and she stood her ground for a long time. She was a very dominant champion, and I’m happy for her.”