LAS VEGAS – UFC president Dana White doesn’t think Kevin Holland genuinely meant he wanted to retire. After getting quickly submitted by Khamzat Chimaev in a 180-pound catchweight bout at UFC 279 earlier this month, Holland (23-8 MMA, 10-5 UFC) posted on social media that he was done with the sport, saying “I’m out.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by kevin holland (@trailblaze2top) But White thinks Holland spoke out of frustration. The 29-year-old, who was MMA Junkie’s 2020 Male Fighter of the Year , has shown moments of brilliance throughout his career but struggled against some of the top grapplers in the UFC. “I’m really close to this kid, and I like him a lot,” White told MMA Junkie and other reporters Tuesday at the UFC Apex

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Dana White says ‘it’s a little too soon’ for Kevin Holland to retire, chalks up post to emotions – MMA Junkie

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