Holly Holm will have a chance to make UFC history at UFC 208, as she’ll be taking on Germaine De Randamie for the opportunity to become the first ever UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion.
If Holm manages to get past De Randamie at UFC 208, a dream match with Cyborg may be up next for her. but Holm wants Cyborg to deal with her USADA issues first.
“I’m just going to wait and see what happens with that (USADA situation),” Holm told MMA Junkie. “There has to be a lot that happens for that fight to happen. She’s got to deal with whatever is going on with USADA. Who knows what’s really happening with that? Obviously something.”
However, Holm doesn’t really have Cyborg on her mind right now, she has her opponent at UFC 208 to think about.
“In order to even think about that potential fight, I have to get through this fight,” Holm said. “When I first signed with the UFC, I had two fights, one fight being Raquel Pennington and then Marion Reneau. In both of those fights, people kept asking me, ‘How long do you think until you fight Ronda?’ I said, ‘Well I have these fights in front of me first, so I have to get through them.’ I know Cris ‘Cyborg’ is definitely the big name for the 145-pound division, but right now with this situation she has going on, I think I’ll just let that pan out. Who knows what’s really going on? I don’t want to put all my eggs in one basket. I don’t want my career to be defined over one fighter. I still have so much to do. I’ve got Germaine de Randamie right in front of me. If I don’t get by her, there probably won’t even be talk of a Cris ‘Cyborg’ fight.”
Holm is a former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion and the first ever woman to defeat Ronda Rousey in MMA, something she accomplished at UFC 193 in November 2015.
UFC 208 takes place on Saturday, February 11 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York with Holly Holm and Germaine De Randamie headlining.