UFC superstar Holly Holm denounces sexualization of children in post-fight remarks: ‘It’s really sad’

Mixed martial arts and UFC superstar Holly Holm posted her first major win in two and a half years during Saturday night’s action in San Antonio, TX as she bested Yana Santos in a dominant performance, but it was the post-fight remarks by the 41-year-old fighter that stole the show.

Following her one-sided beatdown of her opponent at the AT&T Center, Holm, who is known by her nickname “The Preacher’s Daughter,” took advantage of her forum to deliver a message of hope to Americans who are currently engaged in cultural warfare with those who seek to impose their extremist “woke” ideology on young kids who are being regularly preyed upon by perverts, degenerates and groomers who have supporters in high places.

“I feel like I have the platform to say it, I need to say it. I just feel it’s really sad, all the sexualization of our children right now and we need to protect them. Whatever that may be, let’s protect the children,” she said while being interviewed after her big win in the UFC on ESPN 43 event.

Despite a slow start, Holm asserted herself after the first round and the former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion completely dominated her overmatched opponent, growing stronger as the contest went on, a match that she would ultimately win in her first victory since  October 3, 2020.

The Preacher’s Daughter later elaborated on her remarks, insisting that it was not political but instead focused on bringing all people together against the “acceptance” of the sexualization of children, an epidemic in modern day America.

“I’m not like a real political person, I don’t like to put that stuff on anyone on social media…,” she said. “But there’s also just right and wrong and I feel like everybody should be on the same side on that.”

“I don’t feel like that has anything to do with left side, right side or anything like that,” she added. “I feel like everybody should be wanting to protect our children… there’s a lot of child trafficking and I mean that’s like the extreme part but there’s a lot of levels to it. You just see it almost being more accepted and I think that that’s really sad.”

“So, I just feel like we should all do what we can. I know it’s like a lot of people don’t even know what to do but if I can at least have a voice on it, and that’s something I can speak out on and it’s just to get everybody together to protect children,” Holm said. “Childhood is really effects people in their, in their longterm life too… I mean I have friends that are adults and their biggest thing that kind of is a shadow, kind of that dark space in them is being sexualized when they were young, and I just feel like it’s almost getting, um, accepted.”

Twitter users reacted to Holm’s decision to speak out against the controversial and highly destructive issue that is destroying the lives of countless young people.

According to her Wikipedia page, “Holm has held several welterweight boxing titles, been highly regarded as one of the best female welterweights in the world, and is considered among the best of all time, by some. She also has been named Ring Magazine female Fighter of the Year, twice in consecutive years in 2005 and 2006. She is a big draw in her hometown of Albuquerque, having all but three of her fights there and just one of her fights outside of her home state of New Mexico.

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Chris Donaldson


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