UFC’s designated superhero Kevin Holland once again found himself in the middle of a backstage scuffle following UFC 281.
After getting into it with Khamzat Chimaev ahead of UFC 279 in September, ‘Trailblazer’ decided to mix it up with former welterweight world champion Kamaru Usman backstage at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. Comedian Jim Norton caught the incident on his phone before sharing the footage on Twitter.
“Bit of an altercation backstage at #UFC281 tonight. Not sure what the issue was. Almost lost my phone but luckily @reedharrisufc swooped in to the rescue.”
— Jim Norton (@JimNorton) November 13, 2022
Kevin Holland and Kamaur Usman Weren’t the Only Ones Getting Chippy at MSG
Not to be outdone, Nate Diaz made his presence known at MSG on Saturday night, getting into his own altercation with fighter, and we use that term loosely, Dillon Danis. Unlike the words between Kevin Holland and Kamaru Usman, Diaz and Danis took their spat outside where a crowd gathered as the two were eventually separated without anything physical going down.
While Holland is just now making a name for himself as a backstage scrapper, Nate Diaz has been perfecting the art for years, causing chaos and chucking water bottles like nobody before him and nobody since. As far as what caused the two separate incidents is anyone’s guess. Holland and Usman are generally regarded as two easy-going individuals, making it a bit surprising that they would need to be separated.
On the other hand, if Nate Diaz isn’t causing trouble behind the scenes, things don’t feel quite right.