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UFC ‘Rotterdam’ start time, TV schedule, who is fighting tonight at ‘Volkov vs. Struve’’

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the hurt business tonight after a four-week hiatus (Sat. Sept. 2, 2017) for UFC Fight Night 115, which is set to go down from inside Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The UFC Fight Pass card will feature a Heavyweight fight between Alexander Volkov and towering striker Stefan Struve. In the co-main event, Siyar Bahadurzada takes on newcomer Rob Wilkinson

What’s Hot:

The good thing is mixed martial arts (MMA) is back in your lives after a month-long hiatus to make way for the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.

Stefan Struve will look to climb the 265-pound ladder as he eyes his third straight win against Alexander Volkov, who has won four in a row.

What’s Not:

The bad thing is there isn’t much of a card to get excited about aside from the main event, unfortunately. How bad is the card? The co-main event is Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Rob Wilkinson. No disrespect to those two talented men, but the lack of talent on the card shows by the placement of this fight.

Original Card vs. Actual Card:

Abu Azaitar was expected to face Siyar Bahadurzada in his UFC debut at this event, but pulled out and was replaced by fellow newcomer Rob Wilkinson. Islam Makhachev pulled out of a scheduled bout against Michel Prazeres and was replaced by Mads Burnell.

Marcos Rogerio de Lima was pulled from his Saparbek Safarov fight after he was notified of a potential U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) violation.

Injuries:

After Marcos Roferio de Lima was flagged by USADA, Saparbek Safarov was also forced off the card with a rib injury Nick Hein was set to face newcomer Zabit Magomedsharipov, but pulled out on August 21 due to injury. Hein was replaced by promotional newcomer Mike Santiago.

Ex-UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion Germaine de Randamie was expected to faced Marion Reneau at the event but pulled out of the fight with an injury and replaced by Talita Bernardo.

Talk about getting hint wit the injury bug.

New Blood:

All of the countless injuries allowed many newcomers to make their unexpected debuts at this event. Rob Wilkinson, Mads Burnell, Mike Santiago, Zabit Magomedsharipov and Talita Bernardo will all fight inside the octagon for the first time. Also making their debuts for the promotion are Aleksandar Rakić and Abdul-Kerim Edilov.

How The “Prelims” Look:

Just, dreadful. With a bunch of newbies making their way onto the card, it’s really hard to get excited about the underbelly of an event that was already lacking in star power.

Who Needs A Win Badly:

Thibault Gouti, yes, that Thibault Gouti, is riding a three-fight losing streak, losing all of his fights inside the octagon since entering the promotion back in 2016. Should he lose his fourth straight fight against Andrew Holbrook, don’t be surprised to see him get his walking papers shortly thereafter.

Interest Level: 3/10

I really, really, really can not get excited about this event. Like at all. Call me a hard critic if you’d like, but in a day where people want excitement, and fast, you have to start with big names and good matchmaking. Now, the event could turn out to be fireworks, but getting people interested in it is half the battle, and its a battle UFC lost. Plus, it’s not like too many people are thrilled with the UFC’s digital platform at the moment. And once again, overseas fight fans get stuck with an event the promotion hopes to sell tickets to based on the UFC brand alone. That said, the Heavyweight bout coud lprove to be fireworks, as Volkov, the former Bellator MMA champion, looks to put a stamp on his curretn run inside the octago nand perhps punchig nhis way up the ladder with a win over season veteran Stefan Struve. It could lend early, so don’t blink.

Full UFC Fight Night 115 Fight Card:

UFC Fight Night 115 Main Event:

265 lbs.: Alexander Volkov vs. Stefan Struve

UFC Fight Night 115 Main Card (3 p.m. ET):

135 lbs.: Marion Reneau vs. Talita de Oliveira

185 lbs.: Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Rob Wilkinson

170 lbs.: Bryan Barberena vs. Leon Edwards

UFC Fight Night 115 Prelims (11:30 a.m. ET):

205 lbs.: Darren Till vs. Bojan Velickovic

155 lbs.: Felipe Silva vs. Mairbek Taisumov

155 lbs.: Mads Burnell vs. Michel Prazeres

155 lbs.: Desmond Green vs. Rustam Khabilov

205 lbs.: Francimar Barroso vs. Aleksandar Rakic

145 lbs.: Mike Santiago vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov

205 lbs.: Abdul-Kerim Edilov vs. Bojan Mihajlovic

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UFC Singapore preview: Rafael dos Anjos looking for fresh start at 170 pounds

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight titleholder Rafael dos Anjos is set to make his 170-pound debut against ex-Strikeforce welterweight kingpin Tarec Saffiedine at this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 111 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, set for Sat., June 17, 2017 inside Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.

Red-panty night feels like a lifetime ago.

Dos Anjos (25-9) is abandoning his post at 155 pounds — rather hastily — after coming up short in back-to-back defeats to Eddie Alvarez and Tony Ferguson, with the former costing the Brazilian his division crown.

While the move up to welterweight was a surprising one, especially considering his 10-1 run from 2012-15, the Brazilian, 32, has publicly loathed his cut to the lightweight division, which undoubtedly got harder after saying goodbye to his twenties.

“For how much I’m making right now, it’s not worth it for me to make 155 (pounds),” Dos Anjos told MMA Junkie. “If it’s a superfight and I’ll make more money, I’ll do it. But (for) how much I’m making right now, it’s not worth it to put my body at that level of stress.”

That said, the field is getting increasingly crowded at 170 pounds.

Saffiedine (16-6) — who struggled to stay healthy after crossing over from the ranks of Strikeforce — is also coming off a pair of recent losses inside the cage, getting outworked by Rick Story and Dong Hyun Kim to close out his 2016 fight campaign.

This might be a do-or-die situation for the Belgian brawler.

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UFC 212 start time, TV schedule for Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway

The UFC 212 start time, TV schedule for the Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway event at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday night. The fight card is broken into three different parts, each airing on three different mediums. This post will help explain which fights are airing where and at which times.

The main card airs on pay-per-view beginning at 10 p.m. ET. It is listed as follows:

Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway

Claudia Gadelha vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz

Vitor Belfort vs. Nate Marquardt

Paulo Borrachinha vs. Oluwale Bamgbose

Erick Silva vs. Yancy Medeiros

The second portion of the preliminary card airs on FX at 8 p.m. ET. It is listed as follows:

Raphael Assuncao vs. Marlon Moraes

Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Eric Spicely

Johnny Eduardo vs. Matthew Lopez

Iuri Alcantara vs. Brian Kelleher

The first portion of the preliminary card airs on UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. ET. It is listed as follows:

Viviane Pereira vs. Jamie Moyle

Luan Chagas vs. Jim Wallhead

Marco Beltran vs. Deiveson Figueiredo

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UFC 211 start time, TV schedule for Stipe Miocic vs. Junior dos Santos 2

The UFC 211 start time, TV schedule for the Stipe Miocic vs. Junior dos Santos 2 event at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on Saturday night. The fight card is broken into three different parts, each airing on three different mediums. This post will help explain which fights are airing where and at which times.

The main card airs on pay-per-view beginning at 10 p.m. ET. It is listed as follows:

Stipe Miocic vs. Junior dos Santos
Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Andrade
Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal
Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodriguez
David Branch vs. Krzysztof Jotko

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The second portion of the preliminary card airs on FX at 8 p.m. ET. It is listed as follows:

Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier
Chas Skelly vs. Jason Knight
Chase Sherman vs. Rashad Coulter
Marco Polo Reyes vs. James Vick

The first portion of the preliminary card airs on UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. ET. It is listed as follows:

Jessica Aguilar vs. Cortney Casey
Gabriel Benitez vs. Enrique Barzola
Joachim Christensen vs. Gadzhimurad Antigulov

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Paige VanZant explains decision to move back to Portland, ‘start over’ with a new gym

Paige VanZant hasn’t done much media since her last UFC fight, a tough loss to Michelle Waterson in December, but that doesn’t mean she’s not gearing up already for her return to the Octagon.

In fact, “12 Gauge” plans on showing a different fighter whenever she get back in action.

“It was a really tough loss, it was really hard on me, but, actually, for the most part, I’m getting used to training with a new fight camp,” VanZant told MMA Fighting. “I moved back to Portland, Oregon, to be with family, so I guess I’m taking some time to adjust to a new fight team and a new gym for my upcoming fight.”

VanZant was coming off a devastating knockout victory over Bec Rawlings prior to her defeat to Waterson, but explains that her decision to move closer to her family was already made prior to UFC on FOX 22.

“I was just kind of planning it already,” VanZant said. “My whole family is from Portland, I just always had it on my mind that I wanted to be back around family, and it was just a perfect time for me to start over and train with a new camp and be around a huge support and finally have family in my life again.”

Back to Portland, VanZant is now training alongside Bellator star Chael Sonnen and working with his jiu-jitsu coach Fabiano “Pega-Leve” Scherner.

“Me and Chael Sonnen have the same management team. I’ve been friends with Chael for a while,” VanZant said. “I knew he was in Portland and he had a really successful fight team out in Portland. I just called him and he really took me under his wing, he set me up with a great MMA gym, which is Gracie Barra with Fabiano, and he also set me up with an amazing conditioning program, Dave. Chael really took me under his wing and set me up with everything I needed.

“I definitely do (feel a better fighter). I can see myself growing. Training with Fabiano, he has some of the best jiu-jitsu I’ve ever had in my life, so I can definitely see the difference in my fight game because of him. I can already tell I’m getting a lot better. It’s really cool to be working with someone so positive and so talented like he is.”

Given that both of her UFC losses came by way of submission, to Waterson and Rose Namajunas, VanZant believes that working with Scherner will take her jiu-jitsu to another level.

“I knew I had aspects of my fight game that I needed to work on,” VanZant said. “With every fight I try to earn from my mistakes, and even in my wins I try to learn from the areas that I messed up on.”

VanZant’s next UFC fight is still up in the air, but the 23-year-old fighter is already discussing it with the company.

“I’ll be in the cage soon,” VanZant said, “I’m talking to the UFC right now about getting me back in the cage. I’m definitely looking at various offers.”

As for the opponent, “12 Gauge”, who currently sits at No. 11 in the official UFC strawweight ranking, hopes to face someone above her to get back in the top 10.

“It’s really up to the UFC,” VanZant said. “I would like it to be in the top 10 if there’s people available. So you know, we’ll see it’s just whoever doesn’t have a fight, whoever’s ready at the same time, or whoever the UFC gives me.”

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UFC on FOX 24 start time, TV schedule for Demetrious Johnson vs. Wilson Reis

The UFC on FOX 24 start time, TV schedule is for the Johnson vs. Reis event at the Sprint Center in Kansas City on Saturday night. The fight card is broken into three different parts, each airing on three different mediums. This post will help explain which fights are airing where and at which times.

The main card airs on FOX beginning at 8 p.m. ET. It is listed as follows:

Demetrious Johnson vs. Wilson Reis
Rose Namajunas vs. Michelle Waterson
Ronaldo Souza vs. Robert Whittaker
Jeremy Stephens vs. Renato Moicano

The second portion of the preliminary card airs on FOX at 6 p.m. ET. It is listed as follows:

Alexander Volkov vs. Roy Nelson
Patrick Williams vs. Tom Duquesnoy
Bobby Green vs. Rashid Magomedov
Tim Elliott vs. Louis Smolka

The first portion of the preliminary card airs on UFC Fight Pass at 4 p.m. ET. It is listed as follows:

Devin Clark vs. Jake Collier
Anthony Smith vs. Andrew Sanchez
Aljamain Sterling vs. Augusto Mendes
Zak Cummings vs. Nathan Coy
Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Ketlen Vieira

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UFC 210 start time, TV schedule for Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson 2

The UFC 210 start time, TV schedule is for the Cormier vs. Johnson 2 event at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y. on Saturday night. The fight card is broken into three different parts, each airing on three different mediums. This post will help explain which fights are airing where and at which times.

The main card airs on pay-per-view beginning at 10 p.m. ET. It is listed as follows:

Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson
Chris Weidman vs. Gegard Mousasi
Cythnia Calvillo vs. Pearl Gonzalez
Thiago Alves vs. Patrick Cote
Will Brooks vs. Charles Oliveira

The second portion of the preliminary card airs on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET. It is listed as follows:

Myles Jury vs. Mike De La Torre
Kamaru Usman vs. Sean Strickland
Charles Rosa vs. Shane Burgos
Patrick Cummins vs. Jan Blachowicz

The first portion of the preliminary card airs on UFC Fight Pass at 6:15 p.m. ET. It is listed as follows:

Gregor Gillespie vs. Andrew Holbrook
Josh Emmett vs. Desmond Green
Katlyn Chookagian vs. Irene Aldana
Jenel Lausa vs. Magomed Bibulatov

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UFC Fight Night 107 start time, TV schedule, who is fighting today at ‘Manuwa vs Anderson’

dUltimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the hurt business this afternoon (Sat., March 18, 2017) for UFC Fight Night 107: “Manuwa vs. Anderson,” which takes place inside The O2 in London, England, airing live online via Fight Pass. The promotion’s latest mixed martial arts (MMA) card, headlined by a Light Heavyweight showdown between Jimi Manuwa vs. Corey Anderson, will also feature a Welterweight showdown between Alan Jouban and Gunnar Nelson.

What UFC is on tonight? UFC Fight Night 107: “Manuwa vs. Anderson”
Who is fighting tonight at UFC Fight Night 107? Jimi Manuwa vs. Corey Anderson is the main event.
When does UFC Fight Night 107 start? Today (Sat., March 18, 2017) beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass.
Where will UFC Fight Night 107 take place? The O2 in London, England.
How can I watch UFC Fight Night 107? UFC Fight Pass main card start time at 5 p.m. ET. “Prelims” undercard start time at 1:30 p.m. ET on Fight Pass.
Where can I get UFC Fight Night 107 updates and results? Get full play-by-play coverage and live updates here!

What’s Hot:

Jimi Manuwa and Corey Anderson will both look to score back-to-back victories after defeating Ovince Saint Preux and Sean O’Connell, respectively, in their last outing. While the bout doesn’t exactly raise my excitement levels through the roof, I get why the promotion is trying to bank on Manuwa’s hometown fandom to headline the event. Plus, if he can score another spectacular knockout, he can inch himself closer to proving he can indeed sleep Jon Jones.

Original Card vs. Actual Card:

Brad Pickett was set to Henry Briones, but “One Punch” was re-booked to face Marlon Vera after Briones had to bow out with an injury. Also Lina Lansberg has her opponent switched after Veronica Macedo bowed out of the event. Lansberg remained on the card to face newcomer Lucie Pudilova.

Injuries:

Herny Briones and the aforementioned Veronica Macedo were the only two combatants kicked off the card due to the injury bug.

New Blood:

Lucie Pudilova will bring her three-fight win streak into the Octagon as she makes her debut against Lina Lansberg, who was last seen getting beatdown by Cris Cyborg last September. I’m sure Lucie would’ve like more time to prepare for her Octagon debut, but when opportunities knocks, you answer.

How The “Prelims” Look:

There’s nothing to get excited too much for, but Brett Johns looks to stay on the winning track to show that he is indeed one of the most-highly touted prospects in the game today when he meets Ion Enwsitle, who failed to make weight. Furthermore, Joseph Duffy looks to go into free agency on a high note as he gears up to face Reza Madadi.

Who Needs A Win Badly:

Call me crazy, but i think Joseph Duffy needs a win in the worst way. After all, this will be his last fight under his current contract, and he if wants the promotion — or perhaps another one like Bellator — to show him the money, he needs to wow, impress and pick up the all-improtant “W” Reza Madadi.

Interest Level: 6/10

I try not to be too critical most of the time when I do these previews, but this card simply doesn’t make sense. The main event features Jimi Manuwa and Corey Anderson, two combatants, though entertaining to watch and skilled, are no where near title contention. And while not all main event bouts are title fights or title eliminators, for that matter, this fight, to me, doesn’t have anything really attached to it. No beef, no rivalry, no stakes high enough to get me excited. It just doesn’t scream headlining status. Don’t get me wrong, it would be a good fight on the main card, but not a main event. I get it, it’s on Fight Pass, but for the fight fans going to see the bout in person, I’m sure even they are finding it hard to get excited.

Alan Jouban and Gunnar Nelson should be a very competitive match, while the hometown crowned anxiously awaits to see if Brad Pickett can end his MMA career on a high note.

Full UFC Fight Night 107 fight card:

UFC Fight Night 107 Fight Pass Main Event:

205 lbs.: Jimi Manuwa vs. Corey Anderson

UFC Fight Night 107 Fight Pass Main Card (5 p.m. ET):

170 lbs.: Alan Jouban vs. Gunnar Nelson
135 lbs.: Brad Pickett vs. Marlon Vera
145 lbs.: Arnold Allen vs. Makwan Amirkhani

UFC Fight Night 107 Fight Pass Prelims (1:30 p.m.):

155 lbs.: Joseph Duffy vs. Reza Madadi
205 lbs.: Francimar Barroso vs. Darren Stewart
265 lbs.: Timothy Johnson vs. Daniel Omielanczuk
155 lbs.: Marc Diakiese vs. Teemu Packalen
170 lbs.: Oluwale Bamgbose vs. Tom Breese
170 lbs.: Leon Edwards vs. Vicente Luque
135 lbs.: Brett Johns vs. Ian Entwistle
185 lbs.: Scott Askham vs. Brad Scott
135 lbs.: Lina Lansberg vs. Lucie Pudilova

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UFC 208 start time, TV schedule for Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie

The UFC 208 start time, TV schedule is for the Holm vs. de Randamie event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night. The fight card is broken into three different parts, each airing on three different mediums. This post will help explain which fights are airing where and at which times.

The main card airs on pay-per-view beginning at 10 p.m. ET. It is listed as follows:

Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie
Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson
Jacare Souza vs. Tim Boetsch
Glover Teixeira vs. Jared Cannonier
Dustin Poirier vs. Jim Miller

The second portion of the preliminary card airs on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET. It is listed as follows:

Randy Brown vs. Belal Muhammad
Wilson Reis vs. Ulka Sasaki
Nik Lentz vs. Islam Makhachev
Phillipe Nover vs. Rick Glenn

The first portion of the preliminary card airs on UFC Fight Pass at 7:30 p.m. ET. It is listed as follows:

Ryan LaFlare vs. Roan Carneiro

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Holly Holm doesn’t think she ‘broke’ Ronda Rousey, but made her start ‘second-guessing’ things

In an odd sense, heading into her UFC 208 featherweight title bout, Holly Holm is in a very similar situation that Ronda Rousey is. She’s a former champion riding a two-fight losing streak. The biggest difference is that Holm is ready to get back on that horse and try again, and has fallen into an opportunity to fight for the inaugural 145-pound belt.

And, well, she owns that colossal victory over Rousey at UFC 193, the one that signaled the end to the UFC’s first truly transcendent star.

On Friday’s UFC 208 media call, Holm — who will forever be linked to Rousey — fielded a number of questions about the fighter she conquered back in November 2015. And after Rousey’s 48-second TKO loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 in December, one of them was about whether Rousey was truly done fighting.

“I’m one of those that, I’m a firm believer in the fact that once a fighter, always a fighter,” Holm said. “She might not ever want to fight again. She might not fight for two years, and then she might say, ‘You know what? I’m really egging for it. I want to get back in there, I really want to fight. I’ve had enough of this regular life business.’ You know?

“I think that right now, I think that’s just an honest opinion, I bet she just kind of feels like you know what, maybe I’m going to focus on other things right now. Going from a big high to a big low, I have a lot of respect for her. I’ve never said any different. I hope she’s happy, and I hope she does what she wants to do, whether that be fighting, whether that be going to focus on other things. All I’m going to say is any fighter young enough, they might come back for another fight. You never know.”

Holm has lost back-to-back fights since the Rousey victory, beginning with Miesha Tate’s come-from-behind submission victory over her at UFC 196. She later lost a decision against Valentina Shevchenko, giving her the first back-to-back losses of her career (which extends to her extensive boxing résumé).

In Brooklyn, Holm will try to put her recent woes behind her against Germaine de Randamie for the first-ever UFC women’s featherweight title. For many, that is about as golden an opportunity as any fighter can have coming off of two losses in a row.

Yet the consensus on Rousey is that she is perhaps well past her glory days. Many have said that Holm “broke” Rousey in Melbourne with that head-kick knockout.

Holm herself said she wasn’t so sure, but she does think that being knocked out in general produces a lot of demons to wrestle.

“Here’s what I think about that, and a lot of people have asked me about that ever since she had that fight with Nunes,” Holm said. “Coming off of a knockout, [whether it’s] Ronda or anybody else — I’m not saying it’s just her, it’s just fighters — you come off of a knockout it is very, very hard mentally and emotionally. You second-guess yourself. I remember when I got knocked out, every time I would spar for the first two weeks, every time I would get hit, I would be like, am I OK? Yeah, I think I’m OK. Am I OK? Yeah, I think I’m okay. You really second guess yourself a lot.”

Holm was last knocked out back in 2011 against Anne Sophie Mathis, and that occurred in the boxing ring. She avenged the loss six months later with a 10-round decision.

“No matter what happens in training, it’s still different in a fight,” she said. “It’s still real in a fight. There’s stuff, I was in training all the time that I’d never done in a fight before, once you do it in a fight, then you’re more confident to throw it in a fight. But I’m telling you, the real moment and the real test is in the fight, and coming back from a knockout, there’s moments where you get those first punches landed on you, and it’s a make or break moment.”

Holm said the telltale sign of where Rousey was heading into the fight with Nunes would come quick.

“I knew that, going into that [Nunes] fight, everybody was asking me if I thought Ronda was going to win or not, and I said, you know what, I don’t know if she’s going to win,” she said. “However, I’ll be able to tell you who’s going to win in the first few punches of that fight. Because when I watched the fight, those first few punches that Ronda gets hit with, she’s either going say, ‘oh hell no, not [this time],’ or she’s going to think, ‘oh, hell no, this is happening again.’ There’s two mindsets she can go to.”

The 35-year-old Holm admitted that her KO of Rousey was the introduction to all that second-guessing, especially when you’re reminded of it time and again.

“It’s really hard to tell your mind differently,” she said. “Your mind is very powerful, and I think that that wouldn’t have happened if I didn’t already knock her out before, because her mind had been there. If her and Nunes fought before Ronda and I fought, I do feel like that fight would have gone longer than it did. I really do. And I don’t think anybody would argue with me on that. So with that being said, who knows if Ronda’s really done or not. Maybe she’ll come back in the future. Maybe she just needs a little time to really take time off. I know she just had a year off, but it was a year off and back into a title fight.”

“I guess I don’t really feel like I broke her, but I do know that coming off of a knockout, when I knocked her out, yes — that helped the fight with Nunes [end] faster. I don’t mean that in any rude way.”

As for whether or not she was ready to move past the Rousey KO, to distance herself from that one moment in building a far bigger body of work, Holm said it was time.

“I don’t to only have one big…I don’t want my career to be defined around getting the belt from Ronda,” she said. “I want my career to be defined by me being the best fighter I can be and accomplishing the biggest things I can, and whatever competition comes in front of me. So, I want this for me and my career.

“I want to be able to do a lot in this career still.”

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