Cristiane Justino vs. Holly Holm has not been officially booked, but that hasn’t prevented the fighters from going back and forth on social media regarding drug testing.
On Monday, “Cyborg” took to Twitter to question whether Holm had been tested as much as she has been after receiving her “third visit from USADA in less than a month.” The reigning UFC featherweight queen claimed she wanted to make sure that Holm was tested equally because her gym, Jackson-Wink MMA, has a history of anti-doping violations.
3th visit from USADA in less than a month.— #CyborgNation (@criscyborg) October 16, 2017
Let's go see if my next opponent is doing exams in the same proportion I'm doing! website guys pic.twitter.com/2K8epQj91R
Those accusations prompted a response from Holm, who posted a video on her Instagram with the caption “I’ve actually just wasted a minute of my life on this video.”
“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,” Holm said.
“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.”
Justino has openly campaigned for a bout with Holm after she claimed the vacant 145-pound strap with a win over Tonya Evinger at UFC 214. There has been no official word from the Las Vegas-based promotion regarding a potential booking between the two.