<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=453306" target="_blank"> Holm: I am not looking for Fight of the Night </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=453306" ><img class="photo" src="" /></a> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <p>Standing and trading is exciting, but it isn't smart. UFC women's bantamweight Holly Holm fought smart, and dominated Marion Reneau at UFC Fight Night 71 in San Diego, by a score of 30-27, 30-26, 29-28. However, the fight was not nearly as exciting as was some others on the card.</p>
Holm appeared recently on Ariel Helwani's The MMA Hour, and said she isn't looking for the Fight of the Night.
"I tell people all the time I don't ever want Fight of the Night because that means I took too many shots," said Holm as transcribed by Luke Thomas for MMAFighting.com. "I want Performance of the Night. I want Knockout of the Night or Submission of the Night, but I do not want Fight of the Night because that means you don't even know who won. That means it's too close to tell. I want a dominating performance. That is me, personally."
"I'm happier with my performance this time than last time, but I'm a little upset with myself for not going forward a little sooner. I think I could've stopped her early. Part of our game plan was to feel her out and see what she was going to be doing. We always assume they're going to be coming trying to shoot or take me down or clinch to take me down.
"She had a lot more forward pressure in her past fights. Our plan was to kind of keep her at a kicking range and go when I wanted to. Yes, our game plan panned out perfectly to what we had planned for in the fight."
"People are always going to be negative. I honestly feel like the people that write negative things on Twitter, the Internet and all that, are people that don't do our job. It doesn't really ever bother me. I don't really care. I know what was put in. I know what's behind the scenes. I know what game plan was put together and one thing for me that is a positive thing I take away from this fight is she's never been dominated like that in a fight before. So, I take that as a positive thing for myself and our hard work paid off.
"There's a lot of ways to look at it from the outside that a lot of people don't understand and I really don't let it bother me because I don't want to get in there and think, 'Oh my gosh, I've really gotta show what I'm worth to all these people who are sitting behind a computer on Twitter.' I don't even think about that before a fight. I think about a victory and what I need to do to get a win."
"It's a work in progress and I'm definitely learning as I go, getting better as I go,. My plan is just to keep showing a little bit more each fight and eventually they'll maybe be happy with it, but not everyone will ever be 100 percent happy."
"Even the whole time in my boxing career, I always have done a lot of footwork and a lot of movement. That's part of my style. Everybody has their own style. Even in boxing, sometimes they would call me a runner because I wasn't there to get hit. Yet, I was landing all the punches and that is the whole point of a boxing fight, to hit and not get hit."
"Every fighter has a different style and that's just been a style that works for me. I feel in boxing or MMA, regardless of what I've done, I feel like I've been able to have a good, successful career because you kinda take a gamble when you go in there and just bang with someone. Sometimes it feels good because you're hitting them. It always feels good to hit them, but you're taking shots in return and I feel like a lot of people are just wanting Fight of the Night."
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