UFC on Fox 20’s Holly Holm says winning more important than a championship belt: “I don’t want to lose any fight”

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate (photo credit Mark J. Rebilas © USA Today Sports)

“I want to win. I don’t care who I’m facing, I don’t care what it’s for – I want to win. I wanted the rematch with Miesha after the fight because I wanted to avenge my loss. It has nothing to do with the actual belt. It’s the fight with the fighter. Whether the fight is for a belt or not, I don’t want to lose any fight. I want to win just as badly whether it’s for a belt or not. It has nothing to do with the actual championship.”

-Holly Holm talks to FoxSports.com about why her only concern in the fight game is winning, and winning alone.

Penick’s Analysis: There have been a lot of fighters, once they get to that pinnacle, who have expressed similar sentiment. At some point it’s about simply winning a fight no matter what’s on the line. There’s pain in those losses, both physically and to a fighter’s pride, so getting that back is important for all who compete in this sport. For Holm, she’s wanting to get the win back against Miesha Tate, and she’ll want to compete against the best fighters she can, so provided she continues to win that will come her way.

[Photo (c) Mark J. Rebilas via USA Today Sports]

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