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Carlos Condit looks to Holly Holm for inspiration against Lawler at UFC 195

Carlos Condit says Holly Holm's win over Ronda Rousey was inspiring.

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Holly Holm's stunning 2nd round knockout of Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 has breathed new life into the Jackson-Wink MMA Academy. The 34-year-old entered Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia as a massive underdog but left as the new women's bantamweight champion.

Carlos Condit, who will challenge Robbie Lawler for the welterweight title at UFC 195, was watching Rousey vs. Holm at a local bar in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The former interim welterweight champion said his teammate is an inspiration when preparing in the gym.

"Definitely inspired," Condit told MMAjunkie Radio. "Holly put on an amazing performance and I'm just so proud of her. The fight was awesome, but she's an inspiring person to be around in the gym.

"She trains as hard or harder than anyone else, and there's a lot of that (at Jackson-Winkeljohn's MMA). We've got a really cool thing going on, and she's a big part of that."

"The Natural Born Killer" last fought at UFC Fight Night 67 where he brutalized Thiago Alves with a series of elbows, knees, and punches. Condit faces one of his biggest challenges to date in Robbie Lawler and says "Ruthless" is a tough "puzzle" to solve.

"As a puzzle, it's probably one of the most difficult ones I've had to analyze and we've had to break down," he said. "It will be tough. There's breaking down the puzzle and saying what we're going to do and then there's actually going and execute it when you've got somebody like Robbie trying to flatten out the wrinkles in your brain."

Carlos Condit will take on Robbie Lawler in a welterweight championship tilt at UFC 195 on January 2nd, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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