UFC Fight Night 193 had very little fanfare. The card geared more toward the hardcore fanboys featured the headliner between Thiago Santos and Johnny Walker – but most attention was turned toward a strange no contest featuring Kevin Holland and Kyle Daukaus.
The fight came to an unceremonious closing when this happened:
At the post fight press conference Holland told the press:
“I don’t remember anything,” Holland told reporters at the UFC Fight Night 193 post-fight press conference. “I felt myself hit the ground and all the sudden I felt him on my back. So whatever happened in between that, that’s just goodwill and God-given.”
Daukaus was not as pleased with the outcome:
“It just annoys me,” Daukaus told reporters at the UFC Fight Night 193 post-fight press conference. “He did recover from the head-butt in a way, and Dan (the referee) didn’t say anything while we were in there. He was still fighting, so it was fine, to me it was fine.
“If that would’ve happened to me, it would have been fine. If he would’ve stood back up and if he would’ve gotten back to his feet and knock me senseless, they would’ve made it a big deal about him on ESPN saying, ‘Oh, he suffered a head-butt and then got up and knocked me out.’ But because he recovers off of a head-butt gives up his back and I choke him, I get a no contest.”