That's a two-sided thing there. There's probably been more articles written in boxing now that I'm doing MMA. In a way, that's great. Thank you guys for supporting me. But where were you my whole boxing career? I'll call them out on it. I'm not trying to be sweet about it. For me, it wasn't like, 'Oh I need spotlight. It was more like, 'Let's have opportunities so that women's boxing can grow.' If it's gonna bring attention to women's boxing, great. But if they ever ask me about it, I'll often call them out on it and ask, why now? You could have been covering this a long time ago. I love that they're supporting. And the fact that it brings any attention to boxing, great. Because I want there to be more attention on women's boxing, because I always wished it was there.
UFC women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm speaks softly and carries a big kick. But she had some harsh words for the so-called boxing media while speaking to Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour recently (and transcribed by our good friends over at MMAfighting.com). Holm was a three-division boxing champion and two-time Ring Magazine female boxer of the year but says she's never got as much attention as she gets now in mixed martial arts (MMA). In typical Holm fashion, however, you can see she very politely chastised the media for only now following up on her amazing achievements. It's no different for tonight's opponent, as even Miesha Tate remarked on Holm's hood nature during the UFC 196 press conference Thursday: "Conor and Nate are flipping each other off under the table and I'm making friendship bracelets with Holly." Holm is set to make $500,000 tonight as the UFC champion will face Miesha Tate in the co-main event of UFC 196.
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