Holly Holm: How She Celebrated Her Astonishing Win Over Ronda Rousey

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Holly Holm had ecstatic disbelief all over her face when she delivered the face kick that knocked out Ronda Rousey during Saturday's fight.

Shock and excitement filled the stadium when Holly Holm knocked Rousey to the floor, but in Holm's corner, coach Greg Jackson was trying to keep his team together.

Over the mics in Holly Holm's corner, he was heard saying, "Calm down, calm down guys, we don't need any drama. We were supposed to win."

He also added, "We were supposed to do this. Act professional."

Holly Holm is clearly the more laid back of the two fighters and admits she just isn't into the nightclub or huge party scene.

Best feeling in the world. Still trying to process and take it all in. There aren't enough words to express what I am feeling. Thank you @ufc for the opportunity and most of all thank you to my team for believing in me. All the hours in the gym and all the years of dedication to help me get to this moment. This is a priceless moment and I could not have done this on my own. @mmacoachwink its been 17 years and one hell of a ride. Let's see where it goes from here! Greg Jackson and @izzystylewrestling ... My transition to mma would not be possible without you. All of the coaching and teammates @jacksonwink_mma ...... You are my family and love you all so much! I only hope to make you proud and be a good champion. And to all of my fans..... I would not be able to live the dream without you. Much love to you all!! Big hugs to everyone! #ANDNEW

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But, Holly Holm did celebrate with family and friends over appetizers at a quiet pub.

Even A-list celebrities and one presidential candidate tweeted support for her win.


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Holly Holm also reflected on how her life has changed.

Holly Holm said, “It’s pretty incredible, but if someone wants to root for me, I’ll take it. I’ll take all the support I can get. Donald Trump isn’t one to stay quiet and he’ll say what he thinks. Lady Gaga even put out a tweet. To have all these famous people tweeting about it, it’s so crazy."

She added, “It’s fun. This is what we do and it’s why we do it. When I’m training, there is so much on my mind and so much emotion and sometimes I say, ‘Why do I make myself do this?’ But this is why. Seeing so many people celebrate and enjoy it, that’s why we go through everything.”

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Lacy Langley
Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.