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Holly Holm turns down 'huge' movie role to train for Shevchenko

Holly Holm may have an agent now, but she's not taking every acting role thrown her way.

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It looks like Holly Holm is still fully focused on fighting despite a budding acting career. The former UFC women's bantamweight champion was given a headlining spot on the next Fox card, where she takes on Valentina Shevchenko on July 23rd. Apparently she was offered a movie role around that time as well, but had to turn it down due to the fight.

That news comes from everyone's favorite gossip site, TMZ, who stated that the movie was a "blockbuster" in the title of their post and also called it "huge" and "a major studio movie" in the article itself. They don't actually name the movie though.

Holm's manager Lenny Fresquez wouldn't comment on the actual offer to TMZ, but did say that she has been getting a lot of calls regarding acting roles and hired an agency to handle her acting interests. Holm was given a bunch of mainstream TV time after she defeated Ronda Rousey in November, and worked on the Fight Valley movie with Miesha Tate and Cris Cyborg.

Fresquez also got a shot in at Rousey, who has taken a lot of acting roles and hasn't competed in the octagon since her knockout loss to Holm:

"She's focused on fighting. We don't want to make the same mistakes that somebody else made."

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