The UFC’s very own superhero Kevin Holland says that he is more than game to play the villain in Nate Diaz’s final fight in the UFC.
Stockton native Diaz has been openly petitioning UFC brass to either release him from his deal or let him fight anyone to fulfil the last fight on his existing contract after hinting during this week that he was looking to exit the UFC to pursue a boxing match with YouTube star Jake Paul (who has incidentally confirmed his August meeting with Tommy Fury earlier on Thursday).
And if he’s looking to throw down in the Octagon one final time Kevin Holland, who has risen to prominence in recent times for his knack of finding himself in situations where he thwarts criminals, says that Diaz need look no further.
— Kevin Holland (@Trailblaze2top) June 22, 2022
“I’ll take anyone,” Holland announced on Twitter. “He’ll take anyone. @NateDiaz209 let’s do this for everyone! @danawhite I think this moves the needle! I want all the [smoke] both inside and outside the cage.”
Holland, 29, has been one of the most active fighters on the UFC roster since he graduated into the organisation following a stint on Dana White’s Contender Series. He has fought 15 times in the four or so years he has been on the roster, wracking up impressive wins against the likes of Joaquin Buckley, Jacare Souza and, just last weekend, Tim Means.
Perhaps more crucially, he is generally considered to be an exciting fighter — and likely someone looked upon by UFC brass as being the ideal foil for what looks like being Diaz’s final bout with the company.
This comes after Dana White told TheMacLife this week that he would likely give his blessing to Diaz moving to the boxing ring for a payday opposite Paul — though it remains to be seen if this would be on the table should Tommy Fury put an end to the YouTuber’s undefeated run in a couple of months in Madison Square Garden.