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Chael Sonnen: I’m not sure if Holly Holm can even outstrike Ronda Rousey

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In commercials, Ronda Rousey has been calling Holly Holm the most decorated striker in mixed martial arts. Chael Sonnen doesn’t just pooh-pooh that notion; he outright dismisses it.
The former UFC middleweight star and current ESPN analyst told Ariel Helwani on the 300th episode of The MMA Hour on Monday that he does not believe any of Holm’s multiple boxing titles have any value whatsoever.
“She is making a claim that she is a 17-time world champion,” Sonnen said. “I will tell you as an analyst, she has zero world championships. There is no validity to any one of those titles.”
Holm, 33, is a former three-division boxing champion with titles in the WBF, WBO and WBA. She’s a former two-time Ring magazine female boxer of the year. Sonnen is not impressed by any of those designations, because he classifies “world champion” as someone who goes through a tournament process much like the Olympics.
“That never happened in any of those 17 championships,” Sonnen said. “She showed up for some event, the promoter needed a main event, so he called that main event a world title. It’s not a knock on her, but that’s what happened. I’m not gonna sit back as an analyst ….View original article