UFC star Kevin Holland takes down would-be car thief after chasing him through the streets

  • Tom Ward
UFC star Kevin Holland catches would-be car thief after chasing him through the streets

Kevin Holland can barely seem to catch a break at the moment. 

Barely two days removed from being temporarily rendered unconscious by Kyle Daukaus, the American UFC fighter was just minding his own business as he went back to training at Fort Worth in Texas.  

But he found himself involved in a high-speed chase after he came across a car thief attempting flee in a stolen vehicle. 

Footage posted online on social media showed the alleged criminal had crashed into a wall and caused a considerable amount of damage to the car and Holland revealed he apprehended the unfortunate individual using a submission method made famous by Khabib Nurmagomedov

“I hit him with a little sweep. Get on top, knee on belly, hit him with the little Khabib scarf hold,” he said to MMA Fighting.

“He was like, ‘I can’t breathe,’ so that’s when I picked him up, put him on the curb.

“I didn’t want to be like the cop with the Can’t Breathe guy, so I was like f— it let’s just put him over here.”

Holland’s coach Shug Dorsey told MMA Junkie that the incident occurred in the early hours of Monday morning. Holland told officers responding to the scene of the crime he saw a man sprinting down the street screaming the individual in front had stolen his car and stopped to help. 

“I could hear the cars turning corners,” Dorsey said. “I asked him what streets he was on. He started telling me the streets. We joked that he was like a real cop, with us coordinating while he’s driving.”

“[Holland] didn’t get taken down, but he got a takedown,” he added. “He always does [things like this].

“People only see certain things. People only see what’s put in the media. There’s been several instances where he’s helped people out.

“It’s nothing new to me. If he sees somebody in a bad situation, he’s going to render it.”

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