Khamzat Chimaev opponent hints at MMA.

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) 

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