Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm hasn’t competed since suffering a decision loss to UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion Cyborg at UFC 219.
Despite a rough stretch in her last few fights, a confident Holm doesn’t plan on calling it a career anytime soon.
“People ask me, ‘you had four out of five losses, four out of five fights are losses and you’re 36 and are you going to return,” Holm said on The MMA Hour. “And I was like, it’s, ‘I still want to fight, that’s the bottom line.’”
Holm has won just one of five since defeating Ronda Rousey to win the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title at UFC 193.
The former champion points to the challenge she gave Cyborg at UFC 219 for a reason to continue fighting.
“Why wouldn’t I want to return when I just gave her the toughest fight in weight class that is a heavier weight class from where I usually fight against the biggest person?” Holm asked. “I was the one who gave her her toughest fight so I don’t really understand the retirement, you know, people think should you retire maybe it’s just because of the way that, you know how those four fights have gone.”
Even though Holm has no plans to retire at this time, no fight has been announced for the fighter as well.