It seems that a women’s featherweight title fight between current champion Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino and Holly Holm is now closer than ever to being signed for UFC 219 on December 30th, but the negotiations continue to be a source of drama.
Recently ‘Cyborg’ cancelled talks due to being unhappy with the money she was being offered, claiming that it was lower than her previous fight, and now she’s demanding that Holm be tested by USADA as much as she is.
“It’s clear #usada is targeting me,” ‘Cyborg’ complained on Instagram. “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!!!
However, it would appear that ‘Cyborg’ didn’t fully do her homework on the matter, as Holm has since issued a video response in which she points out that she’s actually been tested more times than the Brazilian star over the past year.
“So apparently there was a little bit of drama today because USADA went to Cyborg’s house,” Holm said in the Instagram video. “And I know I’ve been a topic of interest a lot on her social media, and I don’t mind. Fighters (are) trying to promote and hype fights, and that’s fine.
“But let’s be real for a minute.”
“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.”