Cyborg Says USADA Targeting Her Instead Of Holly Holm For Potential Bout, Holm Responds

UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino has been pushing for a bout against former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm at UFC 219.

Cyborg has also been tested multiple times by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and she isn’t too pleased about that.

The women’s featherweight champion took to both Instagram and Twitter to complain about the assortment of tests, plus the apparent lack of testing for her potential future opponent in Holm.

It's clear #usada is targeting me. I have been tested 3 times in less than a month even though I don't have a signed bout agreement. I am a clean athlete and support USADA Testing as it gives me a chance to prove to my fans I am competing clean. With that said, I want to make sure Holly Holm is being tested with the same number of tests leading up to our #ufc219 main event. If they show up at my house at 6am then I want them to show up at Holly Holm's house at 6am the same amount of times!!! @JacksonWink_MMA has had more athletes than any other gym in MMA suspended by USADA and because of this I want a guarantee that both Athletes will be tested the same amount of times between now and our fight Dec. 30th!!! ------------------------ Está claro que #usadaantidoping está me direcionando. Fui testado 3 vezes em menos de um mês apesar de não ter concluído um contrato de combate ainda. Eu sou um atleta limpo e apoio o teste USADA, pois me dá a chance de provar aos meus fãs. Estou competindo. Com isso dito, quero certificar-me de que Holly Holm está sendo testada com o mesmo número de testes que levaram ao nosso principal evento #CyborgVHolm Se eles aparecerem na minha casa às 6h, então eu quero que eles apareçam na casa de Holly Holm às 6h na mesma quantidade de vezes !!! JacksonWink MMA teve mais atletas do que qualquer outro ginásio em MMA suspenso pela USADA e por isso quero uma garantia de que ambos os atletas serão testados na mesma quantidade de vezes entre agora e nossa luta 30 de dezembro !!!

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Holm, who has stated in the past that she is willing to fight Cyborg, issued responses of her own through Twitter and Instagram:

I've actually just wasted a minute of my life on this video.

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Here is a transcript of what Holm said in her Instagram video:

“She said she’s being tested by USADA and wants me to be tested just as much, and she probably should have looked at the public records on the USADA webpage and seen I’ve been tested nine times compared to her eight. I’m in no race, and I really don’t care. I just know I can complete clean, and they can test me all the time. So, I just never needed an applause for passing my tests. In the mean time, I’ll just spend my time training, and she can spend her time complaining and making false accusations and false memes.”

According to the USADA website, it has been Holm who has been tested more than Cyborg since the program began. In just 2017, the database shows that Holm had been tested 9 times, while Cyborg had been tested 8 times.

Overall, the USADA database shows that Holm has been tested 26 times since USADA joined the UFC, while Cyborg had been tested 22 times. The database gets updated on a weekly basis and the latest update took place on October 11.

USADA has yet to issue any statement of their own about Cyborg’s newest claims, but they have had run ins with the fighter before. The most notable of those run ins took place in December of 2016, when Cyborg was notified of a potential violation for an out of competition drug test, but she was cleared to compete again by February of 2017.

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