Norma Dumont is hoping to fight for UFC gold in her next fight and believes it should be the interim title.
In the main event of UFC Vegas 40 on Saturday, Dumont pulled off an upset as she beat Aspen Ladd by decision. She controlled the fight and easily won the fight which is three straight wins and two straight at featherweight. With the division being so shallow, Dumont is hoping the UFC books an interim title fight between her and Holly Holm, who was her original opponent.
“I don’t want the division to get stagnant and for us not to have fights,” Dumont said at the UFC Vegas 40 post-fight press conference. “I would be totally willing to have that fight [with Holm]. I understand Amanda’s going to do a title defense and then later on a possible fight with Valentina [Shevchenko] so we’d only be able to face each other by mid-year next year.
“So I definitely do not want to be not fighting for that long. I think a fight even for an interim belt with Holly could bring not just a fight for its own but to bring some attention to the division and to have other athletes come into the division with this particular winner of this fight to go on and fight Amanda.”
Whether or not the UFC makes an interim title fight is uncertain, but it does make sense to rebook the Holm fight. Holm is without a dance partner at bantamweight so fighting at featherweight does make sense, and with Dumont beating Ladd, it adds some more hype to that fight which could headline a Fight Night card as an interim title fight or just be on the main card of another event if it isn’t for a title.
Regardless, Dumont continues to impress in the UFC and could very well be fighting for a UFC title in her next fight.