Holly Holm may fight Amanda Nunes in her comeback fight

Holly Holm shares her thoughts on fighting Amanda Nunes.

by Aryan Lakhani
Holly Holm may fight Amanda Nunes in her comeback fight
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Holly Holm has a scheduled fight against Kayla Harrison, which will take place on 13th April at the historic UFC 300 event. Very interestingly, Holly Holm was told that Amanda Nunes could come out of retirement; many people are talking about it and if the rumours are true, fans will undeniably erupt with excitement.

Holly Holm is considered as the comeback opponent for Amanda Nunes; However, Holly Holm does not seem to be strongly interested in entertaining that fight. It could be the perfect opportunity to avenge her bitter 1st round knockout loss against Amanda Nunes.

Holly Holm on fighting Amanda Nunes

Recently on the MMA Hour, Holly Holm shared her thoughts on fighting Amanda Nunes and spoke about the risk associated with fighting ‘the best’ opponents. “[Nunes] might [come back],” Holm said, as quoted by mmafighting.com.

“That was even one of the things I thought when they were like, ‘We’ve got a fight for you, trust me, we’ve just got to see.’ I wonder if it would be like she’d have to at least have one fight before [a title shot] if she came back and at one point my coach and I were like, ‘No, probably not.’ I didn’t think anything and then it was like, ‘Did you see something about Nunes maybe coming back?’ I thought about it too, but I don’t know.

I do think that she’s enjoying time off. She was pretty active in being a double champion and all that. I have all the respect for her in this sport. Another fighter that’s fought the top girls. You really can’t take anything away from Amanda.

Holm further said: “Yes, there’s more risk with it when you’re fighting the best, and I do take pride in the fact that I’ve fought the best while they were currently the best. Not after the fact, I want to fight the best when they’re the best because those are the fights to take”.

Amanda Nunes