Kevin Holland’s struggle at UFC Vegas 38 resulted in catastrophe, however that didn’t cease him from springing again into motion on Monday.
Just two days after his bout with Kyle Daukaus resulted in a disappointing no contest for each fighters after a conflict of heads led to a Daukaus submission win that was overturned, Holland’s coach Shug Dorsey shared a video on Instagram of Holland serving to to apprehend an alleged automobile thief.
Appearing on The MMA Hour on Monday, Holland elaborated on how the incident started and the spirited chase that ensued earlier than he was capable of get his man.
“I didn’t actually cease him as a result of he received the automobile and the automobile was wrecked,” Holland stated. “We caught as much as him, we have been driving by the neighborhoods. I used to be driving down the road, some man comes zooming out the parking zone, some guys operating behind him, he’s like, “Yo, he stole my automobile.” So I used to be like, ‘I’ve been in quarantine for every week. I didn’t get to complete my struggle, so let’s go have a little bit enjoyable.” I bust a U-turn and begin going after the man, he turns near the identical road that my coach is on, so I’m driving down the road, I’m on the telephone with my mother, my mother’s like, ‘It’s most likely a repo.’ I’m like, ‘Mom, if you happen to see this automobile, you possibly can inform. It’s not a repo.’ I’m like, ‘I’m gonna dangle up and name the cops.’
“Instead of calling the cops, I name my coach, I’m like, ‘Hey, this man’s driving by your neighborhood and he simply stole a automobile. We ought to minimize him off and we will catch him.’ And he’s like, ‘Alright, wager.’”
According to Holland, he practically caught the alleged thief when the suspect swerved right into a tree after practically crashing right into a home. Holland had exited his car to method the automobile, however needed to return when the suspect drove off. Soon after, Holland was joined within the pursuit by the person whose automobile was stolen, who was now in a truck.
“I hop again in my automobile, I get to chasing them, we get to following them,” Holland stated. “The [suspect] hits the road, increase, hits a little bit trailer that’s getting pulled with some garden gear and stuff on the again of it, in order that totals the automobile. Once he totals the automobile, the man will get out. The man pulls up in entrance within the truck to sort of block him off. I pull up behind so the man runs out. He begins going behind as a substitute of going ahead. He was going ahead at first after which he turns round.
“I pull up, I received my espresso mug, so I’m like this time I’m gonna be ready. I received my espresso cup. I’m chasing down after him and he reaches all the way down to sort of go like this, I don’t know if he’s saying cease or what? I’m going like this with the espresso mug, after which I hit him with a little bit sweep. Get on prime, knee on stomach, hit him with the little Khabib scarf maintain. He was like, ‘I can’t breathe,’ in order that’s after I picked him up, put him on the curb. I didn’t wish to be just like the cop with the Can’t Breathe man, so I used to be like f*ck it let’s simply put him over right here.”
Dorsey’s video was launched Monday morning by way of his Instagram Stories and the footage (sceenshots of which may be seen under) confirmed Holland restraining the suspect as police arrived for the arrest.
Holland addressed the story on Twitter shortly after it went public, writing, “Hold up. Gotta go seize a [donut emoji] proper fast” accompanied by a police officer emoji.
Hold up. Gotta go seize a proper fast.
— Kevin Holland (@Trailblaze2top) October 4, 2021
He additionally posted a Photoshopped picture of his head imposed onto policemen to Instagram.
Holland isn’t positive how lengthy all the chase was, however he felt prefer it took “a minute and a half.” By the time the pursuit was over, all that was left for Holland to fret about was ready for the police to reach and ensuring that the alleged sufferer of the automobile theft didn’t enact vigilante justice.
“When I had my knee on the stomach of the man, [the owner of the car] was actually pissed and he was actually p*ssed and he was operating up, he was about to soccer kick the man whereas I used to be holding him down,” Holland stated. “So I sort of like hit him within the abdomen and was like, ‘Chill, chill, chill. Don’t hit this idiot whereas I received him down. I’m gonna f*ck you up if you happen to hit him,’ and he was like, ‘Alright, cool.’
“It was clean, it wasn’t that unhealthy. I feel it was a cool morning total. I nonetheless received to do what I needed to do, it sort of slowed me down. I used to be making an attempt to keep away from visitors going that manner, so I actually didn’t keep away from visitors, simply ended up being the identical period of time. Just had a little bit enjoyable within the course of. It was good.”