UFC fighter claims he was ‘jumped’ by Kevin Holland’s crew

UFC middleweight Joseph Holmes desires to battle Kevin Holland after moving into an altercation at a regional MMA occasion.

Following Xtreme Knockout 60 on Friday night time, Holmes went reside on Instagram and claimed he was ‘jumped’ from behind by some individuals who had been a part of Holland’s entourage.


“I simply received freaking jumped!,” introduced on social media. “I can’t consider the final time I received jumped. And the place my folks at? None of y’throughout me backing me up. None of you. What’s the query marks about? What extra do I gotta say? I received jumped!

“They beat me up, they beat me down, the stomped on me after I was down,” continued Holmes. “F—okay Kevin Holland. Bro, f—okay that man.”

In accordance with Holmes, it began after he and Holland had a run-in once they had been leaving the Statler. He defined he and the ’Trailblazer’ had a pre-existing feud after Holmes dated an ex-girlfriend of Holland’s uncle.

When Holmes and Holland settled down, ‘Ugly Man’ mentioned he immediately felt a number of folks punching him.

“We had been at XKO on the Statler in downtown, I’m strolling by the venue, and me and Kevin already don’t get alongside,” mentioned Holmes. “Kevin Holland. So I’m strolling by the venue, he finally ends up being in entrance of me, I make fast eye contact, proceed on my approach, don’t say a phrase. Don’t contact him, don’t have a look at him, nothing. So then, actually lower than 10 minutes later, me and my lady had been about to go away, for a fast second. I’m like, ‘Hey, shoot, I simply left my garments upstairs,’ as a result of I modified garments. I received again to run upstairs the place my fighter was, to seize my garments that I left, and I see Kevin Holland coming down the steps. I’m strolling up the steps, he’s coming down the steps, he actually stops in entrance of me, me, and he seems to be at me and reaches his arms out, like he’s stopping me from strolling upstairs, after which he grabs on my f—king arm.

“So what am I going to do? I’m like, ‘Nah n—a, get your arms off me,’ and I again him up, like hell nah, you ain’t about to be grabbing on me,” continued Holmes. “After which this n—a, pop, pop, pop, and the subsequent factor I’m getting punched at the back of my f—king head. And I’m sitting there like, ‘What the f—okay?’ Subsequent factor my glasses get tossed throughout the room, my earphones get tossed off me, I’m simply standing right here, like, confused. Like, ‘What the f—okay did I do?’ I’m simply making an attempt to stroll up some goddamn stairs.”

Holmes mentioned that Holland didn’t punch him and even informed his folks to get off earlier than safety confirmed up. Nonetheless, due to his involvement, Holmes desires the UFC to ship Holland a contract.

“So after being attacked, all the safety is now surrounding me, after I’m the one which was attacked, now the safety is surrounding me, and I’m like, what, ‘Y’all are proper. I’m going to be the larger individual. Completely fantastic,’” mentioned Holmes. “I have a look at Kevin and I used to be like, ‘Signal the contract when it comes.’ We’re going to ship you a contract, signal it when it will get there. Since you’re performing all massive and unhealthy and hard, in the meantime your boyfriends are simply hitting me at the back of the pinnacle, for what? Ensure you signal the f—king contract.”

Holmes is 1-2 within the UFC. The Contender Collection alum suffered a second-round rear-naked choke loss to Jun Yong Park at UFC Vegas 63 not too long ago.

Concerning the writer: Kristen King is a author for Bloody Elbow. She has lined fight sports activities since 2016. (full bio)