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The former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight isn’t impressed by Holm’s laundry list of boxing accomplishments and feels the locker-room doesn’t respect her.
“Holly is gaining some fan support, and as far as the locker-room goes, we can’t get behind her because she’s not telling the truth,” says Sonnen. “There is no validity that I’m willing to sign off on — and I’m happy for someone to come in and disagree with me, tell me where I’m wrong. But there is no validity to any of her world championships, let alone some ridiculous claim of being a 17-time world champion.
“I mean, guys, I can go open the door to my garage right now, invite all comers and then put a belt around whoever wins and call it the ‘world championship’. And I mean that kind of stuff happens all the time. You see it in arm wrestling.
“There’s a world championship for some game called ‘cornholing’, which is like some Midwest version of horseshoes. There’s world championships for thumb wrestling, and there’s no validity to this stuff. There’s no validity to her being a 17-time world champion, and I don’t believe as an analyst that there’s any validity to any — zero — of her championships.”
Article originally from Fight! Australia.
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