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Holly Holm’s Advice to Anyone Who’s Ever Felt Like an Underdog MMA News Opinion 

Holly Holm’s Advice to Anyone Who’s Ever Felt Like an Underdog


Holly Holm
LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 20: UFC bantamweight champion Holly Holm poses for a portrait backstage during the UFC 197 on-sale press conference event inside MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on January 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
By Holly Holm,

Going into my fight with Ronda Rousey, I knew I was the heavy underdog. However, I’ve always thought that you have to believe you belong there, or you’ve already lost.

What was it like preparing for a moment where I had to rise to the occasion? Where I had to defy the expectations of people who thought Ronda was a lock? It wasn’t always easy. There were days in training where I didn’t perform at the level where I needed to be. Sometimes, I’d just go in my car and cry. Then I’d take a deep breath, go get a coffee, go back to the gym and address the issues. I never wanted to be O.K. with a bad day.

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