Kevin Holland and Mike Perry have both spoken out about their losses on the main card of UFC On ABC 2 last night in Las Vegas.
Holland suffered his second loss in just a matter of weeks after again being outwrestled by Marvin Vettori, just as he had been against Derek Brunson.
Posting about his defeat, Holland first apologized to the man he replaced on short-notice against Vettori, Darren Till, before going on to take a dig at his last two opponents for their wrestle-heavy tactics.
“@darrentill2 sorry I dint get the job done been a fan of your style and spirit awhile so it’s always a honor to step up if your down hope that doesn’t sound weird,” Holland wrote to Till. “Also wish you speedy recovery.
“@derekbrunson vs @marvinvettori next since you both hump so well…. props to you both you made me a better man but @b_allen185 is better than you both 😂😂😂 I’ll be back see you 3 little ninjas 🥷 🥷🥷🏾 around until then I’ll be searching for some good sex partners to help me stop the humping
#sorryhomies #illbeback #induetime.”
Holland had been on a five-fight winning streak prior to those two losses, but though he’s still proving to be a real handful to deal with on the feet, his takedown defense issues and inability to consistently get back to his feet suggest that he needs to now take time out from the Octagon to train hard and become a more well-rounded fighter.
Meanwhile, Perry was mourning his latest defeat against Daniel Rodriguez after being outstruck for three rounds.
“I use to be great,” Perry wrote on Instagram. “Idk what happened. I have a fight left on my contract. I’ll train hard, I’ll give it my all for my family. Whatever I have to do to give them a better life. I’ll bleed every day for them if I have to.”
Perry has now lost four of his last five fights, but it looks like he’s still hopeful the UFC will honor the final fight on his current deal.