Kevin Holland wants to cap off the end of the year with a showdown against Khamzat Chimaev after going 5-0 in 2020. The 21-5 Middleweight is ready for one last fight in 2020 and after sustaining no injuries in his TKO victory over Souza he could actually fight again this Saturday. The question is will Dana White honor his wishes or will Chimaev fight Edwards as scheduled in 2021?
“He fought three times this year, two times against bums” – Kevin Holland
I know Chimaev was supposed to fight on Dec. 19, you know?” he said during his interview with Joe Rogan. “He fights at ’85 and ’70. Come back up to ’85! I think he should stay at ’70, I think he could be a champ at 170. But if he comes up here to 185, I’m gonna bang that boy up! He doesn’t have a reputation for fighting all the time, that’s just what all the casuals think, that he fights all the time,” Holland added during the post fight press conference. He fought three times this year, two times against bums and then another time against Gerald Meerschaert. Gerald Meerschaert’s not a bum, but he was coming off a knockout. He hasn’t beaten anybody in the UFC with a win.
As much as I’d love to see Holland vs Chimaev, the UFC will most likely either find another fight for Holland on a weeks notice or set him up with something for early 2021. If White does set up the match it will once again prove that Edwards is the most unlucky fighter in UFC history. Edwards is scheduled to fight Chimaev on January 20th.