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4/16/13 11:00 PM
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Holly Holm is currently the number one rated female boxer, but after her May 11th bout with Mary McGee, she has decided to leave boxing behind to focus on her MMA career. Holm is currently 3-0 in professional MMA, with her last win a TKO over Katie Merrill in Bellator. She spoke about her decision:

The 31-year-old Albuquerque boxer is focusing on MMA just as the sport is beginning to embrace female fighters. In February, Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche made history by fighting in UFC's first women's bout.

"I sleep good at night knowing that I've challenged myself over my career rather than just take what's supposed to be easy," Holm said at a news conference. "I feel like my passion's just going to MMA."

Holm is an 18-time, three-division world champion in boxing and has a 32-2-3 boxing record. She is 3-0 in MMA bouts.

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4/16/13 11:01 PM
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4/16/13 11:05 PM
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So the May 11th bout would be the reason she wasn't at TUF auditions, correct? Phone Post
4/16/13 11:07 PM
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Nice, whats her contract status with Bellator? Was it a one fight deal? Cant see why she would sign a multi fight deal with Bellator when they dont have a 135 div.

So if she is a free agent she would be a perfect fit on TUF or maybe she gets with Invicta and wins a few fights and signs with the UFC.

4/16/13 11:08 PM
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This is only the beginning. Woman pro boxers will be a thing of the past as they start moving to mma. The ufc push of wmma ronda rousey and the next tuf is going to create huge boom in wmma
4/16/13 11:10 PM
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4/16/13 11:12 PM
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She will need to work on her wrestling/bjj game, she can beat women boxing but if she gets in with a wrestler like Tate or McMann she will get put on her back.

But with her boxing background she will be an easy sell in the UFC or TUF.

4/16/13 11:19 PM
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WAR Holly!!! That would be cool to see her rise to the top in MMA Phone Post
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4/16/13 11:34 PM
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She is scared of.... http://www.proboxing-fans.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/CeciliaNumber1.jpg

Thats why Holly is running to MMA.
4/16/13 11:41 PM
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She was supposed to fight Katie Taylor recently but it couldnt be sanctioned.

Lukcy escape for Holly.


Looks like she could have a good MMA career as well as her boxing
4/17/13 2:33 AM
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WickedWonder - She is scared of.... http://www.proboxing-fans.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/CeciliaNumber1.jpg

Thats why Holly is running to MMA.

Agreed, Braekhus has been desperate to make that fight with good reason. It would decide who's number one in womens boxing.

Holm should've finished her boxing career with that fight, but I guess she thinks it would be a rough night against Cecilia. She's probably right.

4/17/13 2:35 AM
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Holm is more Cyborgs weight.

Holm hasnt boxed under 140 not sure what her MMA weight division is.

 

Also would think she would be offered good money to fight Braekhaus in Germany and she stands a good shot at beating her too.

4/17/13 2:44 AM
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She weighed 135.2 for her last mma fight. Phone Post
4/17/13 2:47 AM
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Very cool. Great addition to MMA. Phone Post
4/17/13 2:49 AM
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She also came in at 136 for her fight with Jan Finney. Phone Post
4/17/13 3:37 AM
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Would she hang with cyborg in a standup fight??? Phone Post 3.0
4/17/13 4:00 AM
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Probably not. I think Miriam Nakamoto would tool Holm, and Germaine would too if she's going to 135.
4/17/13 5:48 AM
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1. A new hottie appears.

2. Leaving boxing for MMA.

Awesome.
4/17/13 9:11 AM
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4/17/13 9:39 AM
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thatdude21601 - Probably not. I think Miriam Nakamoto would tool Holm, and Germaine would too if she's going to 135.

I don't know about that.

The biggest weakness of pure Muay Thai in MMA is that it places such a massive emphasis on kicks that many Thai fighters have mediocre to awful punching skills. IMO, good hands are way more important than good kicks in MMA, and Holly is in a different class than those two when it comes to punching technique. She's also not too shabby in the kicks department, as she began her career as a kickboxer before moving into boxing. Two of her three MMA wins have come via kicks.

It wouldn't surprise me at all if Holly beat Miriam and Germain in an MMA setting.

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