“Coming off a loss, all you want, I think, is just to get back in there. But here we are again. I think that I just need to take whatever opportunity comes. I still feel that way. A lot of people are asking about taking a fight [instead of waiting to rematch Ronda Rousey], but I don’t want to be known for one great fight. I don’t want to be known for a few great fights. I want to be known for doing a lot. I don’t want to be content with one performance. I want to do more… I can’t say that I was surprised by anything – I just didn’t perform to the best of my ability and I didn’t leave it all out there. I had more to give for sure. I knew it was a close fight, but I knew I had to do more. I don’t ever want it to be a close fight. I don’t ever want it to be like that… I’m just angry, that’s all. Who wants two losses in a row? But what can you do? … It’s still onward up, it’s still forward.”
-Holly Holm struggles with her second straight loss and what’s next in an interview on the post-fight show on Fox Sports 1 for Saturday’s UFC on Fox 20 event (transcribed by MMAJunkie.com).
Penick’s Analysis: Holm’s in a rough place in her career right now, which is kind of crazy given the high point she hit just last November. She needs a win, and needs to put together another run to ensure that she becomes more than just that one fight with Rousey. It’s not an insurmountable situation for her at this point, but it’s imperative that she win whenever she gets back in the cage, no matter who it’s against.
[Photo (c) Matt Roberts via USA Today Sports]
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