Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm and Cris Cyborg had a bit of word regarding drug test claims on social media ahead of their scheduled UFC 219 featherweight title fight on Dec. 30, 2017.
“The Preacher’s Daughter” is not known one to get involved in social media drama.
But this time Holm couldn’t hold her anger regarding Cyborg’s accusation of using performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) and responded via her Instagram.
“I just know I compete clean and they test me all the time,” Holm said in the video. “So, I just never needed applause for passing my tests.”
Recently speaking on MMA Hour, Holm explained why it was important to respond to Cyborg.
“I didn’t want my name to be associated with any kind of performance-enhancing drugs,” Holm said. “Because I’ve never used, ever. Not in any sport I’ve ever done in my life, not in anything I’ve ever done.”
“Just because I don’t put it on my social media every time come to my house or come to my gym, doesn’t mean being tested,” Cyborg said. “It’s never an issue, they come and say they’re taking a drug test and I go, okay, so I do. It’s not like I plaster it out there saying ‘look I got tested today’ and let everybody know. It’s not really my style.”
Holm continue said Cyborg has the previous history of PED issues, so she needs to stop whining about that.
It had nothing to do with pumping a fight, nothing to do with trying to even talk trash about a fight, that’s stuff’s normal,” Holm said. “But to be acting like, I’m not getting tested or whatever. I was the most tested last year, and even this year, I’m still tested more than she is, so I told her just to stop whining.”
Regarding Cyborg’s claim about PED’s Holm felt its a time to put a stop to things before they create a mess.
“I definitely don’t want that to be even something that would start the talk of Holly and performance enhancing drugs,” Holm said. “I just wanted to put stop to it right away. that’s not how I am training camps off of hard work. I just wanted to put a stop to that conversation before it got anywhere and before people on the internet went crazy.”