UFC welterweight Kevin Holland has become rather well-known in recent years. He had a phenomenal year in 2020, winning five in a row. But 2021 would prove to be a whole other story and Holland struggled to become a contender ultimately moving down in weight.
However, what Holland accomplished outside of the cage may be even more impressive than his performances inside.
In a sense, Holland has been establishing himself as an “MMA Superhero.” Holland has repeatedly prevented crimes from occurring. Everywhere Holland travels, it appears like there are evil men that need to be stopped.
Holland has stopped a stick up at a sushi restaurant, saved a motorist from a tractor-trailer that crashed, and thwarted a carjacking in the previous year. These incidents happen so often that some individuals have begun claiming that he stages them. Holland has denied that assertion and is now arguing that he does not always follow the law.
Holland described how he had a run-in with the authorities in Texas that resulted in him being arrested for unpaid traffic fines in an interview with TMZ Sports.
“I got pulled over one night on my way to the airport, right, and they were like, ‘we gotta book you., I’m like, ‘book me for what?’ They’re like ‘for tickets,’ I’m like ‘tickets? How much are the tickets? I got the money right now, I’ll pay you. I’ll pay you right now’.”
“And he’s like, ‘No, it doesn’t work like that, are you trying to bribe me’. I’m like ‘no I’m not trying t o f–king bribe you, I’m trying to pay my tickets so I can go to the airport’, right? And he’s like, ‘No, we gotta book you’. I’m like, ‘alright, well f–king book me then’. He booked me.”
Holland continued by stating that while the cop did not initially identify him, a different officer did. Holland was able to pay for his unpaid fines when the dispute was resolved.
Holland continued, “It was funny as hell when it happened. All my boys were like, see that why I ain’t doing s–t good. I ain’t helping nobody. I was like, see, yall got me looking like an idiot out here.”
“So I’m trying to stay out the way I ain’t gonna lie, I saw something the other day and I got in the car. I said, get back in the car, man, they are going to lock me up and I got back in the car.”
Next weekend at UFC 279, Holland will make his return to the UFC Octagon when he faces Daniel Rodriguez in a 180-pound catchweight match. The main event will feature a welterweight fight between Khamzat Chimaev and Nate Diaz.