At a perfect 6-0 in professional MMA, Holly Holm has been in the media a lot lately as the next potentional high profile women's fighter in the UFC. Her manager created a quiet storm on in the internet in which he gave an interview stating he would be looking for a six-figure contract with the UFC.
Holm spoke with MMAJunkie on the issue and clarified her position:
“So my whole thing is I just want to perform,” she said. “Money I’m not really getting involved with. All this stuff that’s being talked about, it’s not something I’m saying – ‘I need six figures.’”
Holm said her current contract with the Texas-based Legacy FC, which has two fights remaining, is worth “nowhere near” that amount, but it allows her flexibility to take big opportunities. She said the deal is “fairly, but not 100 percent” exclusive, meaning she could sign with a major suitor if the terms were right.
“I’ve always said I’ll never fight for money,” she said. “I fight for passion. That’s why I don’t get into these negotiating games because I would rather just train. I figure that if I fight with passion, I’m going to be the best fighter I can be, and other opportunities will follow.”
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