- Kevin Holland admitted that he used to be a fan of Jorge Masvidal but he later lost respect to him and everything he has done
- “Trailblazer” pointed out that he wants to become the UFC’s BMF
Ahead of UFC 287, Kevin Holland had altercations with Jorge Masvidal and it had become a hot subject of discussion. During a presser prior to his fight with Santiago Ponzinibbio, Holland told reporters that in reality, he respected Masvidal but all that changed when he made headlines for sucker-punching his UFC peers, specifically Leon Edwards and Colby Covington.
Used to be a fan
According to “Trailblazer,” he was even “a huge fan” of “Gamebred” because he admired the Miami native’s gangsterish bravado but he lost his adulation to Masvidal because of the sucker punch incidents and moreover, the “lies” he said about him.
For Holland, all he ever wanted was to dethrone Masvidal as the UFC’s BMF because he feels he is more deserving of the title.
“I’ll take whatever they give me next but we all know that if Jorge loses this fight, he’s probably gonna retire but if he doesn’t retire and you guys sit up here and think about who’s a better [BMF], who’s the next person to hold a BMF belt I mean, I do a lot of badass s*** you know what I mean?,” Holland explained.
“[I respected] Everything that he did before he started sucker punching people, I was a huge fan of [his]. I was a big fan of Jorge Masvidal at all before he started doing all this b***s*** but after that, I just kind of lost taste of it and then the lies, [about me] ‘He’s cloud chasing… da, da, da, da,’ Bro, I don’t really care about cloud. I want your BMF belt and that’s it,” he added.
BMF up in the air?
Unfortunately, Masvidal lost to Gilbert Burns in their UFC 287 co-main event bout and opted to retire right away. His BMF status is yet to be discussed by the promotion which only means Holland might have to wait for an update about it.
Holland put himself back in the win column with a spectacular KO win over Ponzinibbio. On the other hand, Masvidal called it a career after 20 years of being a professional MMA fighter, logging a record of 35-17.
As for their altercations, Holland said he really had no idea why Masvidal acted up but he thinks it has something to do with some drama in his last visit to Florida at UFC Orlando.