Business has picked up for current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight queen Holly Holm.
"The Preacher's Daughter" defied odds and won a monumental upset (video) over ex-champion Ronda Rousey at the UFC 193 pay-per-view (PPV) a week ago (Sat., Nov. 14, 2015) by ravaging "Rowdy's" face with an abundance of jabs and straight punches, before folding the grappling standout with a devastating head kick in round two.
Now Holm, 34, is getting a taste of life on top, appearing on ABC's "Good Morning America," "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" and now AXS TV's "Inside MMA," where she spoke about a possible rematch with Rousey, as well as some of the theatrics outside of the actual fight that the latter helped produce.
"I think that, as far as Ronda with the rematch, I feel like for her -- do what you want do do. If you're passionate about it and want to get back and avenge that loss, then great. If you want to focus on other things, great. I'm supportive of any fighter kind of doing what they're passionate about. [On Ronda not shaking her hand before fight, defending her from scrutiny] I think she kind of had a little bit of an attitude here and there. She's just there for a fight. Just a lot of emotion getting into the fight and when it comes to the end of the day, she's just a competitor. I don't have any hard feelings."
Since their enormously successful headliner in Australia, we've seen very little of the former Olympic Judoka, who will soon "disappear" for an extended period of time to continue her march into Hollywood.
However, Rousey promises to "be back" at some point, possibly later in 2016, so the question will become, who then does Holm make her first 135-pound title defense against?
There's a certain "Cupcake" reeling for a shot at gold that comes to mind.