Holly Holm isn’t the kind of fighter who typically goes back and watches past bouts, even when preparing for her next opponent. However, just a week removed from her win over Ronda Rousey, it’s been nearly impossible to avoid that head-kick knockout in repetition.
Since winning the fight in Australia, Holm has been on a non-stop media frenzy, traveling from the west coast to the east coast and appearing on dozens of television talk shows, radio shows and other appearances.
Each time, Holm is asked about the knockout and more often than not she watches the replay as her left foot blasts Rousey in the head and neck as she’s sent crashing to the canvas.
Seeing highlights of any of her fights or just the finish are rare for Holm, who says she doesn’t watch her own bouts very often, but reliving the bout with Rousey over and over again was just unavoidable.
"Kind of a lot," Holm said with a laugh when asked by FOX Sports how many times she’s seen the knockout already. "I never really watch my fights. My first UFC fight I didn’t watch it until after my second UFC fight was over. There’s some that I watch right away and if I do watch I usually watch it more than once."
With her current media engagements, Holm has probably seen the Rousey fight more than any MMA bout during her entire career, but considering it’s the moment she became the new UFC women’s bantamweight champion, it never gets old either.
Holm, the first person to hand Rousey a MMA loss, might be the least ego-driven fighter on the planet, but even she can’t help but feeling excited whenever she witnesses the head kick heard round the world.
"This one, highlights were everywhere and it’s one of those things, too, that a lot of people around me are like ‘oh my gosh Holly this is my favorite part of the fight’ and they’ll show me," Holm said. "So I have seen it multiple times but then of course with all the interviews they show the film so I’ve probably seen it like 30 times from what other people showed.
"It’s been awesome."
Chances are with Holm still finishing up a round of interviews this week before finally heading home to New Mexico, the number of times she’s seen the fight will multiply exponentially.