Monday, May 23, 2022

Holly Holm: “My Heart Hurts” Following Miesha Tate Defeat

Holly Holm admits that she is heartbroken following her first MMA loss.

Holm dropped the UFC female bantamweight title Saturday night to Miesha Tate, suffering a submission defeat in the fifth round of a bout she was likely to win.

The former multi-time boxing champion talked with FOX Sports 1 after the contest.

“I’ve got to go back to the drawing board and get better,” she said, during a post-fight interview on FOX Sports 1. “I’ve got to keep improving. I thought I had rounds 1, 3, 4 and 5. I made a big mistake and let my guard down.

I know the biggest mistake: I wasn’t fighting the hands and shouldn’t have let her get under me. I knew that going into the fight. I’m fine. My heart hurts. I just want to get back in there and get it back.”

For Holm, the defeat also cost her a rematch with Ronda Rousey that was expected to set records in terms of pay-per-view buys and money brought in.

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