Holly Holm has definitely been having an insanely busy week after her decisive victory over Ronda Rousey in Australia on November 14.
The new UFC women’s bantamweight champion has been giving interview after interview in the wake of her knockout kick that rocked the MMA world, but her recent interview with Seth Meyers on Late Night may be one of her more enlightening, as Holm relived the moment when she put down the thought-to-be unbeatable Rousey:
“As soon as I saw her kinda standing back up, it was kinda a slow-motion moment right there. Like ‘Don’t kick her while her hands are on the canvas because that would be an illegal blow. Let’s not ruin this! We’re close, we’re so close, don’t ruin it.’ And then it was there so I just let it go.”
Holm went on to praise Rousey’s accomplishments, noting that after the fight she’s thankful for how the “Rowdy” fighter’s accomplishments have paved the way for other women to have opportunities in the sport…even if they include beating the former champ so badly she has to take a six month leave from fighting. That’s some pure class you don’t see enough of in sports.
Bring on the rematch!