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Holly Holm Becomes First UFC Fighter to Complete 50 Drug Tests Without Incident

February 18, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Holly Holm is the first fighter in the UFC to be tested for drugs 50 times without testing positive. The UFC announced the news late last week, congratulating Holms on the acheivement as you can see below. UFC VP of Athlete Heath and Performance Jeff Novitzky says in the video, “Holly Holm is the epitome of a leader and a role model. So to recognize Holly for her 50 tests, we’ve stepped our game up a bit.” He gave her a specially-made UFC jacket and added, “We couldn’t be more honored and more excited to honor Holly Holm.”

Holm also took to her Instagram to comment on the news, posting:

I’ve been in sports my whole life and always loved the grind. It’s the grind that gives a feeling of accomplishment and it feels good to know you’ve pushed your limits. I’ve always felt the hard work also gave mental strength. And there’s a pride in knowing all accomplishments are from that passion and that grind. I never thought there was a count, but USADA stopped by Jackson Wink MMA and said I was the first athlete to have over 50 tests. Thank you USADA for your positive support and helping keep the sport clean. And thank you for my new spiffy jacket. I also know there are many organizations testing many athletes. Hats off to all the athletes putting that work in.

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I’ve been in sports my whole life and always loved the grind. It’s the grind that gives a feeling of accomplishment and it feels good to know you’ve pushed your limits. I’ve always felt the hard work also gave mental strength. And there’s a pride in knowing all accomplishments are from that passion and that grind. I never thought there was a count but USADA stopped by @jacksonwink_mma and said I was the first athlete to have over 50 tests. Thank you USADA for your positive support and helping keep the sport clean. And thank you for my new spiffy jacket. I also know there are many organizations testing many athletes. Hats off to all the athletes putting that work in. I’m also laughing at my photo looking like a kid on picture day but just focus on River…. she’s quite a cutie.

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