Holm, who is a former UFC women’s bantamweight champion, wants to retire with the title around her waist.
“My goal is to have the title,” Holm said at the UFC Fight Island 4 virtual media day (via Mike Bohn & John Morgan of MMA Junkie). “I want to retire with the title. I’m truly a big believer in the fact that, if you’re not trying to fight for a title, what are you fighting for? If you’re not trying to be No. 1, what are you fighting for? That’s the difference between somebody who just wants a participation ribbon and a gold medal. I’m always going for gold.”
The former women’s bantamweight champion has gone 0-3-0 in title bouts since losing the strap to Miesha Tate at UFC 196. One thing Holm knows is that she must make a statement against Aldana to possibly get another title shot.
“My biggest thing is: The only way to get (to the title) is to make the best statement with this fight,” Holm said. “I can’t be thinking past my opponent right now, so that’s what I want to do is just make the most of this fight then go from there.”