UFC star Kevin Holland threatens Ian Garry to “stay far the f*ck away”

Kevin ‘Trailblazer’ Holland got back into win column at UFC 287 after he defeated Argentinian Santiago Ponzinibbio in incredible fashion. That win was much needed for Holland as he had previously suffered two back-to-back defeats from the hands of Khamzat Chimaev and Steven Thompson.

Holland who usually floats around weight classes, mainly welterweight and middleweight is currently unranked. Holland recently revealed his potential future match-ups and the possibility of him bulking back to the 185lbs division. “I really don’t feel the need to call too many people out – I mean, at 170,” Holland said. “If anybody at ’85 wants to fight again, we could do it. If anybody who’s ever beat me at 170 wants to do it again, we can do it. Other than that, it’s whoever the organization wants me to fight. If they want to keep giving me people that’s outside of the top 15, I’m cool with that too”.

The 30-year-old said “I seen Ian Garry called my name,” Holland continued. “I think the dude is on a hell of a trajectory. I think he’s doing great things. I think he’s on the way to the top, and if he feels that I’m a name that he needs to help himself to the top, I think he should stay far the f*ck away, because he likes to strike and he does get dropped with a left hook. If you’ve seen my left hook these days, like I said, newfound relationship. It hurts. And the right hand, by time he’s ready to fight, will be crisp. “I just don’t think it’s a smart fight for Ian Garry right this second. Like I said, maybe one day he’ll be a titleholder and I’ll be a BMF holder, and we can clash it up for big dollars or something like that.”

Is Ian Gary a good match-up for Kevin Holland?

As on now Garry’s second fight of 2023 is presently scheduled to take place against Daniel Rodriguez in May. Holland believes that a future clash is conceivable, but for the time being, he advises the Irishman to stay away until he wants a L mark on his record.

Kevin Holland
Kevin Holland punches Darren Stewart of England in their middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credits: Getty Images)

As Holland testified himself, Irishman Ian Garry who aims to lead the ‘take over part II’ is on a upwards trajectory. The 25-year-old who currently holds a perfect 11-0 record has fought under the UFC banner four times. Standing tall at 6 feet 3 with an incredible reach of 74 inches, Garry is certainly a prodigy to look forward to. For his age and number of fights he has had, Ian Garry has made a good name for himself and hence a fight with Kevin Holland isn’t a bad match-up at all.


Aryan Verma

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Aryan Verma is a Combat Sports writer covering UFC and Boxing for SportsZion. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's in technology degree in Computer Science. Being a martial art practitioner himself, Aryan cherishes the opportunity to share his thoughts on latest combat sport events through his blogs.


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