Holly Holm: ‘A rematch makes sense’

Holly Holm: 'A rematch makes sense'
Holly Holm: 'A rematch makes sense'

Holly Holm had little time to enjoy her stunning UFC 193 knockout of Ronda Rousey before she was asked if she’d be open to a rematch.

Holly Holm ended the unbeaten run of Rousey with a kick to the head to secure a second round knockout in their bantamweight title clash at Etihad Stadium on Sunday as they headlined UFC193.

That made Holm the only fighter to have won a world boxing title and a UF world crown.

“The rematch makes a lot of sense,” UFC boss Dana White later said.

“I think the rematch is what people would want to see.”

Holm is willing to give her rival another chance.

“I think a rematch makes sense for sure,” Holm said in the post-fight press conference.

“I’ve been on the losing side of a fight, and I wanted the rematch, I wanted to avenge my loss. With a champion like Ronda who has gone out of her way – above and beyond – to do great things, absolutely, she deserves a rematch. I don’t look at this belt and think I’ve made it. I think I still have things that I need to do.

“I think a rematch – that’s just kind of unspoken, just common sense to me, I guess.”

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