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Former UFC women's bantamweight champion, Holly Holm took a break after her loss to Valentina Shevchenko, but don't expect the former MMA and boxing champion to be gone for long.

Holm said in an interview at the 2016 Olympia Expo that she just got the pins taken out of her hand, the hand that she broke in her fight against Shevchenko in July.

She is looking forward to resuming her title dreams.

"I should be punching in a couple of weeks and we should know from there," Holm said.

Holm kicked her way into MMA history when she knocked out then-undefeated Ronda Rousey with a leg kick then followed with vicious ground and pound at UFC 193. It was the first time Rousey had been defeated. It's been nearly a year, and Rousey has yet to step back into the Octagon.

Holm was considered the new greatest women's fighter on the planet, but that moniker didn't last long. Holm was choked out by Miesha Tate in her first title defense, losing the UFC women's bantamweight championship. It was a stunning, upset loss for the champion, a far fall from her KO of Rousey.

Holm didn't look herself against Shevchenko, and it was later revealed that she had broken her hand during the fight where she subsequently lost a unanimous decision.

The broken hand allowed her to take a step back from training and her wicked pace. When she's not injured, Holm says she runs five days a week, hits mitts four or five times a week and spars and wrestles two days a week.

After the injury, Holm said she's been running and swimming, but for the most part, she is letting her body take care of itself.

'"I needed a little rest after my last fight," she said. "I should be able to punch in the next few weeks and I will be right back at it."


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