Over the weekend, Holly Holm made history and became the first athlete to ever hold a world boxing title as well as an MMA title. Holm claimed the UFC women’s bantamweight title from Ronda Rousey, who until their meeting was one of the most dominant champions the UFC has ever seen. Holm won in devastating fashion winning round one, and then knocking Rousey out in just 59 seconds of the second round.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was happy to give credit to his teammate. Jones claimed Holm as the greatest of all time in women’s combat sports in a Facebook post, with endearing things to say of the champion’s character:
“In my opinion Holly Holm is already the G.O.A.T. of women’s combat sports. She was considered the greatest female boxer to ever compete in the sport and now she has defeated the greatest female mixed martial arts fighter to date. Her accolades are absolutely unheard of, but that’s not what makes me such a fan of Holly. It’s the way she carries herself outside of the bright lights and the arenas.
I know the MMA community doesn’t really know Holly yet, so let me be the first to tell you. She is the most classy and down to earth athlete I’ve ever had the pleasure to be around. She is the long time pride of Albuquerque, New Mexico not only because the way she competes, but the way she treats each and every individual that has the opportunity of meeting her. This actually can be a problem at times, a simple trip for a gallon of milk to the grocery store could take her an easy 45 minutes and she doesn’t even mind haha. If you’re impressed by Holly’s talent, wait until you get an understanding of what type of character she possesses, it is truly world class. She is a role model that you would love to have your daughters look up to. I’m so honored to be able to call her a teammate and most importantly a friend.
Congratulations again, Champ and keep kicking ass at life. Jackson’s Martial Arts & Fitness Academy Westside UFC”
The heartfelt message from the former king of the UFC light heavyweight division is bound to resonate with fans following her destruction of the once unbeatable “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey. Both fanatics and fighters can look forward to seeing Jones’ testament of Holm’s character as she continues to build her legacy in the sport of mixed martial arts.
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