Kevin Holland Calls Out Donald Cerrone And Then Changes His Mind

After Kevin Holland beat Alex ‘Cowboy’ Oliveira at UFC 272 on Saturday night he proceeded to call out his opponent’s namesake Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone to fight next, but it seems he’s since had a change of heart.

“I just took down one cowboy, I’d hate to call out another, but… whatever you guys want,” Holland had stated in his post-fight interview in the Octagon.

Cerrone was actually at the event and later he responded to holland’s call-out.

“Kevin, what’s going on? It’s Cowboy,” Cerrone said in a video. “I was taking a piss in the commode when you called me out, but I got Joe (Lauzon) on May 7th. After that, I’ll come back to ’70 and we can dance, baby.”

However, it seems that Holland has already decided against fighting Cerrone, who at the tail-end of his career is suffering a major slump in form, having now gone six fights without a win.

“I was just throwing up stupid s—t,” Holland admitted later. “You know me. I be just talking, but I think the other ‘Cowboy’ and me should not fight, to be honest with you. I think I should be fighting Daniel Rodriguez next, just because last time I called out ‘Cowboy,’ Daniel Rodriguez hopped in my inbox and was like, ‘Yo, don’t do that. That’s my OG.’ So respect to both of those guys.

“Of course I would like to fight the OG, but sometimes you got to take out the student before you can take out the OG,” continued Holland. “If I take out the student, I don’t even really feel like I need to take out the OG. It’d be nice to have the name on the board, but at the end of the day, I’m a big ‘Cowboy’ fan. So, it probably wouldn’t even make me feel as good as I think it would.”

Rodriguez is currently on a three-fight winning streak, with his latest fight being a unanimous decision win over Kevin Lee back in August of last year.

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