Holm: I fight for passion, not money


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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Genghis84 site profile image  

12/14/13 12:18 AM by Genghis84

The point is that Lombard is not the highest paid guy in the UFC. And it's not even close. Hollys management can overestimate her value, but the UFC has no reason to cave. Nobody really cares here except a few butt hurt fans that complain about anything the UFC does. As far as Fedor, you might try reading the whole thread. Someone compared them earlier.

Thacommish site profile image  

12/13/13 11:51 PM by Thacommish

holm wouldnt be either... your point being? why did you even bring up fedor lol?

CindyO site profile image  

12/13/13 11:47 PM by CindyO

=) Its like Randy saying it wasn't about the money- yet couldn't stop whining about the money! Nothing wrong with it being about the money- at least guys like Koscheck, Rampage, Diaz brothers, etc. are honest about it. If it was about passion not money, Holm would have accepted the offer, IMO.   Cindy  

Genghis84 site profile image  

12/13/13 11:39 PM by Genghis84

Lombard is not the highest paid guy on the UFC roster. He's not even their highest paid middleweight.

Thacommish site profile image  

12/13/13 11:26 PM by Thacommish

lol at people will bring up fedor. Or you know they'll bring up hector lombard like i actually did, earlier in this conversation.

RRKore site profile image  

12/13/13 11:05 PM by RRKore

Just out of curiosity, is this your personal or your professional opinion? lol

devils advocate site profile image  

12/13/13 5:37 PM by devils advocate


CindyO site profile image  

12/13/13 5:31 PM by CindyO


BRZ site profile image  

12/13/13 9:22 AM by BRZ

So if it ain't about the money then what's the hold up?

pegson123 site profile image  

12/13/13 8:44 AM by pegson123

She has left to much money on the table over the years. It's almost cry worthy.