Holly Holm has just announced a full-time switch in focus from boxing to MMA after bout in May, her final boxing match. I am extremely excited as there are a lot of opportunities for Holly in MMA, opportunites a Laila Ali or a Christy Martin never had.
She's a veteran at the age of 31, is 3 - 0 in MMA fights, and a 18 time boxing champ spanning three different divisions with a 32 - 2 - 3 record. She trains with Greg Jackson in Albuquerque, NM along with Julie Kedzie. I see this, along with Invicta, TUF 18 and Ronda Rousey's massive success as yet another sign of the coming onslaught of women's MMA. Get ready, or get left behind.