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Alman on Holly Holm’s response to Cyborg’s PED accusations

UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino has been teasing, asking – pretty much demanding a fight against former women’s bantamweight titleholder Holly Holm for UFC 219 on Dec. 30.

Justino has thrown numerous jabs at Holm over social media to persuade her into a fight. One of Cyborg’s tactics is accusing Holm’s teammates at JacksonWink MMA of using PEDs. She also did the whole “lets see if my next opponent will get tested the same number of times as I did” tactic – Justino has been tested eight times by USADA. It’s Cyborg’s typical tactic of using social media to provoke her opponents into a fight.

Holm responded to Justino’s accusations on the JacksonWink Instagram account.

“So apparently there was a little bit of drama today because USADA went to Cyborg’s house and I know I’ve been the topic of interest a lot on her social media and I don’t mind fighters trying to promote fights, that’s fine, but let’s be real for a minute.

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

Holm also posted two screenshots from USADA’s website to verify her claims.

What I liked about Holm’s response is she took the high road. She could have brought up Justino’s past drug test failures as her main retort, but instead she gave a response that was not only calm and tactful, but provided proof that she was being tested by USADA.

Justino followed it up by saying she believes if USADA is going to test her at random times, they should do the same for Holm. How do we know USADA isn’t drug testing Holm at random times? We as fans don’t know.

This is just a way to promote a fight – that hasn’t been made official – between Holm and Justino but I think it’s petty that Cyborg is using the drug testing as a way to trash talk her opponent and garner sympathy, and she’s not the first fighter this. Again, I think Holm took the high road and showed she’s not going to be conned into taking a fight without ironing the full details.

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2017 is almost over for UFC champions

2017 is almost over and with the exception of Demetrious Johnson and Jose Aldo the other champions have kept their titles. Daniel Cormier lost his title to Jon Jones, who was later stripped of the belt because of a failed drug test. Cormier was given back his title.

Alexa Grasso training

Fighting for Life produced a video of UFC fighter Alexa Grasso training.

Demetrious Johnson breaks record

Last night, Demetrious Johnson submitted Ray Borg in the fifth round to retain the UFC flyweight title for the 11th time, breaking the record for most consecutive title defenses. He also earned another Performance of the Night performance.

Congrats to “Mighty Mouse” on the big win.

Kurt Angle Hall of Fame quote

“I did what I did. I did a few things like moonsaults off the tops of cages, but usually I relied on wrestling and technique. A lot of people used to think you had to be really chancy, but I was never like that necessarily. If you know how to structure a match, you don’t always need that stuff. Other guys are starting to understand that, and I haven’t seen this much great talent in a long time. Obviously wrestling is doing something right.” — Kurt Angle

There is no such thing as a lost cause or a dead end

Fight Theater: Ovince Saint Preux vs. Patrick Cummins

Ovince Saint Preux improved his record in the UFC to 6-1 after his victory over Patrick Cummins at Fight Night Newark in 2015. Saint Preux faces Yushin Okami in the main event of Fight Night Japan on FXX on Friday, September 22. He was origianlly supposed to face Mauricio “Shogun” Rua before the former Pride Grand Prix winner withdrew from the fight due to injury.

Ovince Saint Preux (born April 8, 1983) is an American professional mixed martial artist who competes in the light heavyweight division for the UFC. A professional competitor since 2008, Saint Preux has also formerly competed for Strikeforce, the XFC, and Shark Fights. Saint Preux is currently #7 in the official UFC light heavyweight rankings.

Saint Preux was tabbed as a short notice injury replacement to face Jon Jones for the interim light-heavyweight title on April 23, 2016 at UFC 197 filling in for Daniel Cormier.Saint Preux lost via unanimous decision.Saint Preux’s coach revealed that Saint Preux’s arm was broken in the second round.

Saint Preux faced Jimi Manuwa on October 8, 2016 at UFC 204.He lost the fight via knockout in the second round

Saint Preux was expected to face Jan Błachowicz on February 4, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 104. However, Błachowicz was pulled from the fight in mid-January and replaced by promotional newcomer Volkan Oezdemir.Saint Preux lost the fight via split decision. 14 of 16 MMA media outlets scored the fight for Saint Preux.

Saint Preux faced Marcos Rogério de Lima on April 22, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 108. He defeated de Lima due to a Von Flue choke submission in the second round. With this win, Saint Preux is the only fighter to successfully win via Von Flue choke twice in the UFC

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Patrick Durkin Cummins (born November 16, 1980) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Light Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2010, he has formerly competed for Strikeforce. As of August 3, 2015, Cummins is #12 in official UFC Light Heavyweight rankings.

Cummins faced Jan Błachowicz on April 8, 2017 at UFC 210.[31] He won the bout by majority decision.

A rescheduled bout with Gian Villante eventually took place on July 22, 2017 at UFC on Fox 25.[33] Cummins won the back-and-forth fight via split decision.

Cummins is expected to face Corey Anderson on November 4, 2017 at UFC 217