One of Holly Holm’s key training partners into her fight with Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 was former UFC champ Jon Jones. After her stunning victory in Australia, Jones took to Facebook to give her a heart felt congratulations.
Jones will be attempting to add gold back around his waist early in 2016 when he returns to face Daniel Cormier a second time.
Penick’s Analysis: Holm credited Jones quite a bit during her preparations, and there were a few spots where you got hints of his style in that fight, namely in her use of oblique kicks early on in the first round. It was a major moment for her, and her whole team has to be absolutely thrilled to have played even a small part in getting her ready for it.
[Jon Jones art by Grant Gould (c) MMATorch.com]