Holm: They can build the division in no time

Holly Holm is confident that she can kickstart the UFC women's featherweight division at UFC 208.

The American faces Germaine de Randamie in the inaugural featherweight title bout on 11 February. Holm is sure the division will take off once the UFC gets in touch with the right fighters.

"I know that right now, it's the start of the division," the 35-year-old told MMA Junkie.

"I guarantee you they could build a division in no time. They've just got to make some phone calls. You've got to start somewhere. I know they’re already talking to other girls. Maybe the full roster hasn't been set up yet. We'll leave it up to the promotion, because that's what they do."

In terms of the fight itself, Holm is coming off back-to-back losses against Miesha Tate – where she lost the bantamweight title she took from Ronda Rousey –  and Valentina Shevchenko last July. 

Despite this, Holm is confident she can bounce back against de Randamie next Saturday.

"I know I have two losses, but I didn't get schooled in my last two fights," she continued.

"Against Miesha Tate, I was winning until I got choked out. And my fight with Shevchenko, she's going for the title, and it was a close fight. In my heart, I know she won that fight. She was the better fighter that night.

"I believe that anybody can be beat, and I still have that in me. I have that confidence in me. I still have confidence in my ability. I just need to perform."