Holly Holm is willing to move up in weight to fight Cris Cyborg, the dominant Invicta FC featherweight champion. This of course is something Ronda Rousey wouldn't even do, which makes it pretty commendable.
At a media scrum at UFC 194, she had this to say...
"I know with the UFC, they don't have that division. So, if that was something that they were going to put together, I'm not against it. I'm open to it."
She then added,
"I'm not against options for other fights. I don't know how high I would go. I have fought at heavier weights in boxing. It kind of changes things with MMA, because there's wrestling. Boxing, I think, is a little different, because you're not dealing with somebody's strength and weight on you as far as wrestling and grappling. But I do feel like I'm a bigger 135er. I don't know. I guess I would just have to see if whatever would unfold if that was an option."
Holm, 34, fought at 154, 145 and 138 as a boxer. She has only ever competed at 135 in MMA.
The cool thing about a potential fight between Holm and Cyborg is that they are friends...
"I love Cyborg. She's awesome. I finally got to get to know her this year. Whatever Cyborg wants to do, I support it. You want to stay at a heavier weight, you don't want to go to 140? Whatever she wants to do, I'm all about it. I haven't really thought about it too much."
What do you think?