The UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ is a close friend and training partner of former multiple division women’s professional boxing champion and the former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm. Holm recently brutally got knocked out in her title challenge fight against Amanda Nunes. Jones recently gave his thoughts on Holm’s devastating loss.
Jones in the post-UFC 239 press conference revealed that Holm’s defeat was very hard for him to witness. Here’s what he had to say about Holm’s knockout loss to UFC women’s bantamweight champion Nunes:
It was very hard for me to witness that. Mentally, I had to be prepared for anything. I’ve had a few nights where my teammates have come up short. And my coaches always tell me, ‘Jon, you just need to keep your head in the game.’ It was tough for all of us because the room was just so silent.
I told her that I was really proud of her. I told her just being a woman that’s willing to go out there on national TV and face someone like Ronda Rousey and face the Amanda Nunes’ of the world, like, dude that is Barbie doll worthy. Little girls should have Barbie’s of Holly Holm because she is truly courageous. It takes a lot to do what she’s doing. To be vulnerable in front of the world. I told her she has nothing to hang her head about.