Holly Holm open to fight Cyborg in December, also believe Cyborg can make 135.

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  1. KazDibiase number 1 bullshit

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    A former boxing champion who has fought at 145 pounds previously, Holm has been relatively quiet about the proposed superbout but told ESPN she's quite open to it.

    "This is me publicly saying, 'Yes, I am open to the fight at 145 [pounds],'" Holm said. "[But] I'm not going to take a fight at 135 pounds one month, and then the next month it's, 'Oh hey, do you want to fight Cyborg at 145?'

    "This is me going outside of my weight class and that's OK. I'm willing to take the fight. I just want to have a full training camp."


    When asked if a proposed Dec. 30 date would be enough time to prepare, Holm said it would. In that case, the only detail left to sort out would be a bout contract.

    "My [UFC] contract is at 135 pounds," Holm said. "So, if they came with a fight like that, I would say, 'Let's negotiate.'

    "I truly feel that is one of, if not the biggest, female fights they can promote. I'm not in it for the priority of money, but I value myself. My biggest passion is about the fight itself, but this is my career and anybody looking out for their career is looking at the facts. This is a huge fight and I'm sure everybody around it, the promotion, is going to make money. So, I would expect more money."



    The UFC approached Holm about a 140-pound catchweight fight against Justino earlier this year, which she says she was also open to. The fight never materialized, in part because Justino was dealing with a potential anti-doping violation she was ultimately cleared from.

    For the record, Holm isn't convinced Justino couldn't simply drop down to the 135-pound weight class, which is deeper than 145. Justino's struggles to make the lower weight have been well documented, and led to the UFC opening a new weight class this year.

    That said, Holm isn't ruling out a move up. She's also a candidate to face the winner of a Sept. 9 bantamweight title fight between Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko, but acknowledges it's the Justino fight that has people talking.

    "I've had no fight presented to me," Holm said. "[But] obviously, there are talks.

    "I know she kind of gets upset that a lot of people are dodging her -- but there are two ways to look at it. Is everybody dodging her, or is she dodging everybody in the 135-pound division? I could go and call out the entire 125-pound division.

    "She's made 140 pounds. What's five [more] pounds? If she really, really, really wanted to -- yes, I 100 percent think Cyborg can make 135. She's my exact height."


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    "I know she kind of gets upset that a lot of people are dodging her -- but there are two ways to look at it. Is everybody dodging her, or is she dodging everybody in the 135-pound division? I could go and call out the entire 125-pound division."


    Can Holm even make 125? I seriously doubt it. She may be lighter than Cyborg but Holm would have just as much trouble getting below 130lbs as Cyborg would 140lbs.
     
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    Holly dropping truth bombs
     
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  5. WildBoyDan We are here for a good time not a long time.

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    I think holm could beat her especially if they fought at a 140 cache weight.

    I dont know what all the fuss is about cyborg. In thw fights ive saw her in she hasnt looked great. She looks scarier to look at than she does actually fighting
     
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    Yeah. I'm not saying duck but... Holly fought for the fucking 145 LB title earlier this year, she can clearly fight at that weight and looks damn good doing so (at least in weigh ins). People want Cyborg to be fighting on deaths door it seems.
     
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  7. Coolidge AfroCentric At Heart

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    Holly could beat her at any weight. We're not talking about another Leslie Smith or Tonya Evinger here.
     
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  8. WildBoyDan We are here for a good time not a long time.

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    I think its the same with brock they look like they should be alot better fighters than they actually are.
     
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  9. BigMuffler Pride of Ashlianna

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    She's good at quickly finishing fighters with records like 5-1, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, 8-6, 8-7, or 9-1 with no wins over opponents with winning records. :D
     
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    Come on Holly, sign the contract and get your ass whooped!
     
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    Holly is good friend of Jones and tries to cover a little bit his scandal. It's sweet. I like her. /kiss
     
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    She states she wants to be paid above her contract since her contract is at 135, so this is leverage for her to make more money. I get it. It makes sense.
     
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