New UFC Womens Champion Holly Holm releases a statement via her Instagram after beating Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia.
“Best feeling in the world. Still trying to process and take it all in. There aren’t enough words to express what I am feeling.”
She thanks the UFC for the opportunity and to her team for believing in her. She also thanks her coach Winkeljohn who has been there since the start, 17 years ago.
“All the hours in the gym and all the years of dedication to help me get to this moment. This is a priceless moment and I could not have done this on my own. @mmacoachwink its been 17 years and one hell of a ride. Let’s see where it goes from here! Greg Jackson and @izzystylewrestling … My transition to mma would not be possible without you. All of the coaching and teammates @jacksonwink_mma …… You are my family and love you all so much! I only hope to make you proud and be a good champion. And to all of my fans….. I would not be able to live the dream without you. Much love to you all!! Big hugs to everyone! #ANDNEW”
Cover photo courtesy of Sherdog