UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey isn’t one to duck a fight, and now she’s calling Holly Holm, in what could be a big-time women’s MMA main event.
Rousey said she wants to fight undefeated mixed martial artist and 18-time boxing champion Holm before she retires.
“I would absolutely love to fight Holly Holm,” Rousey told FightHub. “I really hope the UFC picks her up and I get to fight her before I retire.”
The undefeated Rousey, 7-0, will defend the UFC bantamweight championship against Miesha Tate, the woman she defeated to win the Strikeforce championship. The two women will fight Dec. 28 in the co-main event of UFC 168, alongside the Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva rematch.
Holm is 6-0 inside the cage. She jumped to MMA after a successful career as a professional boxer. She retired with a record of 32-2, and won titles in the bantamweight, light welterweight and welterweight divisions.
Holm had one fight in Bellator, two in Legacy FC and three for Fresquez Productions.
Rousey seems to be showing Holm some respect by calling her out, although the former Olympic bronze medalist in judo also told FightHub that she’s confident she can destroy any woman in the world.
Rousey said: “To retire undefeated is what it is. That is what I am going to do. And my mind is resolved to that. None of these girls have the right to beat me, under any circumstances. And I’m not going to allow that to happen. And I’m going to fight until I feel like I’m done. And when I’m done I’m going to leave the sport in very capable hands.”