After his convincing submission loss to Khamzat Chimaev earlier this month, Kevin Holland has indicated that he plans to leave mixed martial arts.
In the co-main event of UFC 279, Holland faced Chimaev on short notice and lost to the fastest-rising star of the organisation in the first round.
Chimaev dominated the American from the first bell till he was defeated.
the Russian-born Swede ended the fight in under two minutes with a D'Arce choke to maintain his unblemished record.
. Chimaev, 28, is No. 3 in the UFC welterweight rankings after going 12-0 in professional competition with 11 stoppage victories.
Holland posted on Instagram, "Had a good run, 30 [years old] in a little over a month." "I'm out; I've paid
After Chimaev failed to make weight for his match with Nate Diaz in the welterweight main event, Holland (23-8)