Dana White has been very vocal about wanting Luke Rockhold to retire after suffering a devastating knockout loss to Jan Blachowicz at UFC 239, and the fight promoter also thinks he should have a talk with Holly Holm following her championship defeat to Amanda Nunes this past Saturday in the UFC 239 co-main event.
Holm, the former UFC women’s bantamweight champion, was knocked out with a head kick and follow-up punches in round one, which marked ‘The Preacher’s Daughter’s’ first ever knockout loss.
Holm is now 2-5 in her last seven bouts inside the Octagon and White thinks it might be a good time for the 37-year-old to think about hanging up the gloves.
“Listen, I don’t want to start going retirement crazy in here but she’s had an amazing career,” White said about Holm at the UFC 239 post fight press conference, per MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin. “She is one of the sweetest human beings you can ever meet and if you follow her on Instagram, she trains like a beast. She’s almost 40 years old and she’s in ridiculous shape. The things that this woman can do physically with the rings and gymnastics and all that stuff is phenomenal.
“She’s an incredible athlete, an incredible human being. I don’t know. I think she needs to take a look at what’s next for her. I’m just saying that because I care about her as a person. She’s amazing. Something we should probably talk about.”
Despite suffering yet another loss, Holm has only been KO’d once in seventeen professional fights and is still ranked in the UFC’s official top-three women’s bantamweight rankings.