Holm faced “Cyborg” at UFC 219 in December, and lost the fight unanimous decision. The bout marked the second time Holm competed at featherweight in 2017, as in February, she lost a tightly contested, controversial decision to now former champ, Germaine de Randamie.
The decorated fighter was a guest on “The MMA Hour” recently, and Holm admitted that she still hasn’t watched her loss to “Cyborg”. While discussing whether she intends to fight at 135 or 145 next, and if she wants to throw down with “Cyborg” again, Holm said this (quote via MMA Fighting):
“It’s not something I’m putting all my thought into,” Holm said. “I really don’t think that can be my next fight, I bet you it will be something else. I don’t know what it might be, maybe 135, maybe 145, I’m not really putting too much into thinking it has to be one way or the other. I guess it’s just one of those things that I always want to beat the unbeatable, I guess.
“I think about all my fights, I always want to avenge my losses,” Holm added. “I want that fight back I know it’s a lot of work and the biggest women’s fighter in all the divisions of the UFC, but, it’s also I feel like I can do it and I want to do it again.”
Although Holm has lost four of her last five bouts, since two of those took place at 135, and because one was a controversial loss to de Randamie, she’s likely not too far out from a rematch with “Cyborg”. If, of course, she elects to stay at 145.
After all, the UFC hasn’t really been developing the women’s featherweight division; so if Holm scores say, two, big wins in the coming months, a rematch with “Cyborg” could materialize. Especially since Holm is one of the greatest female fighters of all time, and is a fan favorite.