Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm is one of the most decorated female boxers of our generation.
The former champion has heard the critics who are against the upcoming Conor McGregor versus Floyd Mayweather fight and she is firing back against those critics.
“If McGregor wins, its going to be earlier,” Holm said on The MMA Hour. “If it goes longer, it’s going to be Floyd Mayweather. Anything can happen in a fight. I don’t think it’s a disgrace. I think if anyone’s out there making fun of this fight, I can guarantee you that those are the people who don’t fight.”
Holm successfully transitioned to MMA a few years back, capturing the Legacy FC Women’s Bantamweight Title and the aforementioned UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title.
Despite her success in the boxing world, the former women’s champion is completely focused on MMA now.
“I’m all MMA right now,” Holm said. “I really don’t have the buzz at all to box, it would be really hard. I wouldn’t, I told myself I wouldn’t fight for money, only for passion. And if I was to take a fight in boxing to be on that card, it would be for all the wrong reasons. so I really don’t want to do it. I really don’t have any desire to box anymore, and after the years I’ve been out, I don’t feel that passion for it, That’s something I always want to have if I’m going to step in there. I really don’t have the ache for it, you know? A lot of people me that, like, oh my gosh, it would be cool if you were on the undercard, you could co-main event or whatever But, I don’t know, I’d rather just watch it and I really nave no desire to box anymore.”
Conor McGregor versus Floyd Mayweather takes place on Saturday, August 26 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.