Exclusive: Holly Holm Responds To Cris Cyborg's Drug Testing Comments


Holly Holm says she does not need to broadcast when she is tested by USADA.

In preparation for the upcoming bout at UFC 219, Holly Holm's opponent Cris Cyborg said she was being unfairly targeted by USADA and questioned if Holm was being tested as much. In an interview with Fightful's James Lynch, Holm said she has also been tested frequently. 

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"I don't know where that actually came from. Last year I was one of the most tested, there was a whole article, I was one of the most tested last year. This year, I believe I've been tested more. I'm never the one that needs the sticker to put on my social media to let everyone know," said Holm. "I got tested, it's the name of the game. It's never been something I worry about because I've always been a clean athlete, no matter what," she continued. 

Holm did mention an Instagram video she posted for a day in response to Cyborg. She said she did that in response to Cyborg's questions about testing. 

"I don't ever say anything but when it turned into that, that's the only time I ever responded because it's one thing I'm very sure of and very confident in," said Holm. "I put it up for one day, I don't really like my social media to be drama," she later added. 

So far in 2017, Holm has been tested fourteen times and Cyborg has been tested thirteen times according to USADA's website. Holm said she was tested last week before 6 AM at her home. 

UFC 219 airs December 30th via pay-per-view. Fightful MMA will provide live coverage and a recapping podcast

The full interview with Holm and other interviews are available on Fightful's YouTube channel

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