Newly signed UFC women’s bantamweight Holly Holm spoke with ESPN to give her thoughts on what is wrong with the Pound 4 Pound ladder, and why women seem to get snubbed from it time and time again, mainly Ronda Rousey.
“I know there is a certain strength in men that is a little different in females but personally I would like to be on a pound-for-pound list that’s mixed,” said Holm. “It’s a compliment. Heck yeah, let’s do it. In 2008, I was nominated for an ESPY for best fighter of the year. I knew I wasn’t going to win. I was up against Floyd Mayweather, Kelly Pavlik and Georges St-Pierre, but I’ll tell you, it was more of an honor for me to be nominated best fighter of the year than female athlete of the year because I was grouped in with those guys.”
These comments are similar to ones made by UFC President Dana White when he said if Rousey was a male, she would be at the top of the Pound For Pound Ladder.
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