Holly Holm on Ronda Rousey Rematch: 'She'll Come Back with a Vengeance'
Holly Holm shocked the world this past weekend when she knocked out the favored and undefeated Ronda Rousey at the UFC's Women Bantamweight Championship.
“Extra's” Mario Lopez caught up with Holly at Universal Studios Hollywood, where she discussed becoming a household name overnight. She called her newfound fame “crazy,” and added, “This is definitely the biggest fight of my career; these are the moments you dream about.”
The champ also opened up about her personal life and the man she is in love with — her husband of over three years, Jeff Kirkpatrick. She revealed that she wouldn't have dated Jeff if he was intimidated by her. “I like somebody with a little bit of confidence themselves, so that's what kinda drew me to him.”
When asked which celebrity she would like to play her in a feature film, she shared, “I would be honored if Jennifer Lawrence played my part.”
Numerous celebrities took to social media after the fight to congratulate Holly, including Lady Gaga and Donald Trump, “Yeah, I never thought that I would have them tweeting about me. Amy Schumer was being super funny, too, so that's never happened before… Donald Trump, he never fails to say what he feels so I'm just glad I'm on his side."
Ronda took some heat on social media after she refused to touch gloves with Holly before the match. Of the criticism, Holm said, “Touching gloves or not at the beginning of the fight, I always like to because it's just sportsmanlike. However, we still want to punch each other hard!”
The big question is: Is she ready for a rematch? Holly replied, “I'll train just as hard, I'll train twice as hard for the rematch because anyone who has been as successful as Ronda has been has obviously been a champion for a reason. She's a very dominant athlete, a very hard-working athlete, so I know she'll be coming back with a vengeance and I'll have to be ready.”