Kevin Holland’s days of playing superman might be over.
Over the last few years, UFC welterweight Kevin Holland has been making quite a name for himself. In 2020 he went on an amazing run and won five fights in a year’s time. He jumped up in the rankings and put his name in title contention talks. What might be even more impressive than Holland’s in-the-cage performances is what he has been up to outside of the cage.
Holland has been making a name for himself as a sort of “MMA Superhero.” Holland has on multiple occasions stopped crimes from happening. It seems that wherever Holland goes there are bad guys that need to be stopped. In the last year, he has rescued a driver from a tractor-trailer that overturned, stopped a shooter at a sushi restaurant, and stopped a car hijacking. The occurrence of these incidences is so high that some people have been accusing him of staging these events. Holland has refuted that claim and is now explaining that he is not always on the right side of the law.
Kevin Holland found himself on the wrong end of a police situation recently
In an interview with TMZ Sports, Holland explained how a run-in with law enforcement in Texas led him to be booked for unpaid traffic tickets.
“I got pulled over one night on my way to the airport, right, and they were like, ‘we gotta book you., I’m like, ‘book me for what?’ They’re like ‘for tickets,’ I’m like ‘tickets? How much are the tickets? I got the money right now, I’ll pay you. I’ll pay you right now’. And he’s like, ‘No, it doesn’t work like that, are you trying to bribe me’. I’m like ‘no I’m not trying t o f–king bribe you, I’m trying to pay my tickets so I can go to the airport’, right? And he’s like, ‘No, we gotta book you’. I’m like, ‘alright, well f–king book me then’. He booked me.
Holland went on to explain that the officer did not recognize him but another officer later did. They were able to settle the problem and Holland was able to pay for his outstanding tickets. When asked if this incident would derail him from helping others he stated that he does these things because it’s the right thing to do, but later jokes that maybe he will look the over way when in Saginaw, Texas.
“It was funny as hell when it happened. All my boys were like, see that why I ain’t doing s–t good. I ain’t helping nobody. I was like, see, yall got me looking like an idiot out here. So I’m trying to stay out the way I ain’t gonna lie, I saw something the other day and I got in the car. I said, get back in the car, man, they are going to lock me up and I got back in the car.”
Holland is back in the UFC Octagon next weekend at UFC 279 when he takes on Daniel Rodriguez in a 180-pound catchweight bout. The event will be headlined by a welterweight bout between Khamzat Chimaev and Nate Diaz at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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