Kevin Holland has taken his turn when Khabib Nurmagomedov resigned from Mixed Martial Arts. The rising midfielder felt it would have been nice to see Khabib go 30-0, even though finishing his career with 29 wins is just an incredible achievement.
In an interview with Helen Yee Sports, Kevin Holland said ‘The Eagle’ is the biggest beneficiary of the 155-lbs division.
“There is only one Khabib. 29-0, it would be nice to see him go 30 but you know, 29-0. The greatest pressure ever, there is no way to deny that. The greatest pressure to grace ever, “Kevin Holland said.
Holland, however, was put in a difficult position when asked about his views on where to rank Khabib on his ever-large list. Without going into detail, ‘Big Mouth’ said Khabib’s undeveloped record speaks for itself.
“I don’t know, man. It’s like you want to go out unprotected so I’ll leave it at that. The only one that won’t be proven, so it’s good stuff that, you know. “
UFC President Dana White confirmed this week that Khabib Nurmagomedov has been officially named as a career and will not return to the sport. ‘The Eagle’ also left the UFC lightweight title as the news was announced by White on social media.
Kevin Holland himself is carving his way to greatness
Kevin Holland is currently riding a self-won climb. Trailblazer has been unbeaten in its last five UFC fights, all of which were consolidated within 2020. This weekend at UFC Vegas 22, the Netherlands will be aiming for the winning climb extend it to six fights.
This Saturday at the UFC Apex, Kevin Holland steps into the octagon for his first fight of 2021. The # 10 middleweight will welcome # 7-listed fighter Derek Brunson and is the Dutch seem determined to raise their hand again at the Apex.
Brunson, however, is known for playing spoiler in the UFC middleweight division. And over the weekend, the veteran aims to do the same by dismantling Kevin Holland ‘s hype train. Nonetheless, the upcoming major mid-weight event promises to be a high-impact fight in the 185-lbs range.