September 26, 2020

USADA honor Holly Holm for becoming first UFC fighter to achieve 50 clean drug tests

Holly Holm recently became the first UFC fighter to pass 50 straight drug tests administered by United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

Holm (13-5-0) was presented with a custom letterman’s jacket by UFC VPs of Athlete Health and Performance Jeff Novitzky and Donna Marcolini for her achievement.

‘The Preacher’s Daughter’ spoke to reporters following the official presentation.

I think that is probably my biggest nightmare to have something come back like that because I spent my whole career making sure that I’m clean and making sure I work hard for it,” Holm told reporters. “That is my biggest nightmare because one thing that could happen, one picogram that doesn’t really do anything can really taint your whole legacy and have people question everything you do.

UFC Vice President of Athlete Health and Performance Jeff Novitzky also released a statement.

Her performance inside the octagon is clear, she’s a legend, but I think what this shows and what all of us know internally, is that Holly Holm is as much as a legend, a role model and a leader outside of the octagon as she is in the octagon,” Novitzky said. “I’m so proud to be able to be up front and observe her career and have her be that leader and that role model for the UFC and our program. Not just to other UFC athletes, but to other MMA athletes from other promotions, other professional athletes and to young boy and girl athletes throughout the world. Holly Holm is the epitome of a leader and a role model.

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