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Norma Dumont Upset With Holly Holm’s Withdrawal From UFC Fight Night 195 Headliner

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Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight
is not pleased by how Holly Holm
handled her recent injury.

Scheduled to face Aspen Ladd
in the main event of
UFC Fight Night 195
, Brazil’s Dumont complained about the way
former Holly Holm
decided to leave the fight. Holm vs. Dumont was initially its
headliner, but Holm suffered a
knee injury
and Ladd will be moving up a division to take her
place. Dumont joined the podcast of Mundo da Luta on
on Tuesday to speak about this lost matchup.

“I don’t really know what happened to Holly,” Dumont admitted, “but
the impression is that she left because she didn’t want to fight or
wanted to do something else. She said it was a knee injury, but
said that until December she will fight, how are you going to fight
if you have a knee injury? [Fighting] is my profession. I need to
fight to pay my regular bills, it’s a matter of survival. I need
the money; I need to work. I got really mad about that.”

In the interview, Dumont thanked Ladd for stepping in on short
notice to save the fight, and promised an event better one on

“I think it will be a much more fun fight than against Holly,
because Aspen comes much more open, comes to the frank fight,” the
Brazilian noted. “She has the game similar to the two wrestlers I
faced. So, it’s not a problem. My takedown defense is pretty good
so it doesn’t bother me. Not much has changed in the cage after
all. But outside, it weighs [more], because Holly has a name, she
is a former champion. It was like a pre-title fight, and against
Aspen, I don’t think so.”

In the event of a win, the seven-fight vet promised to challenge
Holm after her performance.

“Winning Aspen, I’m going to ask for the fight against Holly,”
Dumont explained. “I hope she improves her knee, we’ll be back in
January. I want to fight for the title with Amanda [Nunes], but I
want to have the feeling of looking my path before [fighting] for
the belt, and see a former champion I’ve always admired, who I
watched fight since I started.”

This article first appeared at Recent News on

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