Thursday, May 19, 2022

Jon Jones: “Holly Holm Is The Greatest Of All Time In Women’s Combat Sports”

Holly Holm has been showered with praise since defeating Ronda Rousey by knockout at UFC 193 last Saturday in Melbourne, and one of the biggest compliments has come her Team Jackson-Winkeljohn teammate Jon Jones.

The former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion wrote the following message on Facebook about Holm, calling her the greatest of all time in women’s combat sports. He cited her accolades in boxing and the fact that she defeated Rousey, who Jones called “the greatest female mixed martial arts fighter to date.”

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,” Jones wrote on Facebook. “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.

Jones and Holm both train at Jackson’s Martial Arts & Fitness Academy in Albuquerque, NM.

Related: Athletes & Celebrities React To UFC 193: “That’s What Ronda Gets For Not Touching Gloves!”

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