Holm to Rousey after bout: ‘None of us would be here without you’

Smirfitts Speech

Amid the greatest moment of her professional career, Holly Holm managed to stay humble.

Moments after authoring one of the most shocking upsets in the sport’s history, Holm took the time to comfort her vanquished foe, thanking Ronda Rousey for everything she’s done for women’s MMA.

“I just said, ‘You know I really admire you for being such a great, dominant champion,'” Holm told Larry King on Thursday, according to MMAFighting.com. “‘None of us would be here without you, so I appreciate you.'”

Much was made of Holm’s steadfast humility in the face of Rousey’s bombast, with many observers relishing in Rousey’s championship demise after she failed to touch gloves during the pre-fight instructions.

“I think she’s done great for the sport, because she’s so passionate about what she does and carries this confidence about her,” Holm said when asked whether or not she thought Rousey was a poor…

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