Holly Holm is a former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, as she defeated Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 to win the belt, before losing it just months later.. Holm will be battling Germaine De Randamie at UFC 208 this February to crown the first ever UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion, but if the former champion could have her way, she would get another shot at the bantamweight gold.
“I would love to go back and fight for the 135 lb belt in a perfect world,” said Holm on The Luke Thomas Show. “Even so, that's definitely... I don't want to look past this fight. So, right now, 145 lb belt is my goal. And how awesome to be able to fight for a belt in two different weight classes, no female has had that chance yet. I want to make the most of it. I would love to hold both of them at the same time, that's the ultimate goal. I think anybody that's in this sport, if they had that option they would want it.”
If Holm were to return for a women;s bantamweight title fight one day, she could do so as the women's featherweight champion. She knows a rematch with Rousey would be a huge one.
“I think anybody that has any common sense probably sees that that would be a big fight (against Rousey),” Holm said. “There's a lot of people that are not even really that involved, following MMA, that's still a curiosity they have. So, it's definitely something that I think people are curious about. It definitely has to pan out, because we have to see how December 30th goes, we have to see how February 11th goes. Between those two fights and whatever the outcome may be, there's a lot of different roads that that can take, you know?”
UFC 208 takes place on Saturday, February 11 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York with no main event announced at this time.