UFC Vegas 38: Kevin Holland insists he has unfinished business with Kyle Daukaus

Kevin Holland insists he has unfinished business with Kyle Daukaus

Kevin Holland can't remember all that much about his fight with Kyle Daukaus, but he agrees that he probably deserved the victory on Saturday night. 

In his first fight after his loss to Marvin Vettori on April 10, Holland, 28, faced Daukaus, also 28, in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 193.  

But things didn't exactly go according to plan as the fight was sadly declared a no-contest following an accidental clash of heads which left 'Big Mouth' momentarily unconscious in the first round.

However, Holland insists that Daukaus has every right to feel aggrieved, as he admitted the result probably wouldn't have been overturned had it gone the other way. 

“Props to Kyle. Kyle did a good job,” Holland told reporters at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. 

“I’ve never headbutted anybody and knocked anybody out.

"I headbutted a security guard in high school and got kicked out of high school.

"I mean just be happy you’re not getting kicked out of the UFC as far as I’m concerned.

“Like I said, props to Kyle. I’m not the type of person that complains about anything. He did a good job and he’s right — if I would have got up, I would have knocked him out.

"I would have been on ESPN, he’s 100 percent right.”

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After their fight, the 28-year-old also said he would like to see him again soon.

“We’re going to fight again," he added.

"He wants to wait until after his brother’s fight. I want to fight on the same card as his brother. It’s funny how that works out.

"That’s what we said in the back. It’s in their court. I’m that type of guy.

"I feel like he did a good job. He did what he’s supposed to do. So ball’s in his court until the ball’s not in his court anymore.”

But despite the unfortunate ending, however, Holland revealed he has a great deal of 'respect' for Daukaus and his brother Chris. 

“I want to run it back,” he explained.  

“I want to run it back right now. I want to run it back on anybody that’s ever got the better of me, so yeah, I want to run it back.

“S---, if Johnny Walker would’ve gotten hurt tonight, I would’ve gone to 205 and run it back with Thiago [Santos], I’m that guy.

"If he wants to go somewhere else, that’s because he felt the head-butt was the best thing that could’ve happened to him.

"I got respect for Kyle, Chris and the Daukaus family, but the fight game is the fight game and I don’t feel like it’s over."

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