Given her boxing success, you couldn’t really blame Holly Holm if she wanted to return to the sport where she was a world champion.
That said, Holm wants to set the record straight and, on a recent episode of The MMA Hour said that she is done with the sport where she made her name.
“I really don’t have any want to do it any more,” Holm said. “I loved it when I did it. Everyone asked if I liked MMA more. I like it now. This is what I want to do more. It’s not boxing, i did it for 12 years professionally. Obviously my love for boxing is there and was awesome but I love what it did for me and what I learned for it and will always appreciate it. But I don’t have a desire to keep going with it.”
Holm is set to make her UFC debut against Raquel Pennington on December 6 and says that she is ready for the fight.
“I think that’s why it was easy for me to say goodbye to boxing, because I’m still fighting,” Holm said. “That’s why a lot of people who say ‘oh I retire, oh I’m back,’ they miss it. You want that. I still have that. I still have that competition in front of me, so that’s why its easy to be done with boxing. I haven’t given up fighting. I love the kicks, I love the wrestling. I love the things I’m learning. I have a whole new drive.”
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