“Had us in the first half” – Kevin Holland’s retirement does 180 as he returns to face Stephen Thompson in exciting fight

Kevin Holland has absolutely bamboozled the entire MMA world with retirement announcement as he returns to face Stephen Thompson.

Stephen Thompson will face Kevin Holland at UFC on ESPN 42
Stephen Thompson will face Kevin Holland at UFC on ESPN 42

Props to Kevin Holland for properly convincing the entire MMA world that he was done fighting. The Trailblazer’s “retirement” ends up being short-lived!

How short? Kevin Holland‘s massive retirement lasted only for a whopping two whole weeks. The UFC has announced that the entertaining Holland will return to the octagon from “retirement” to face the veteran Stephen Thompson in a main event welterweight bout. This fight is stylistically a treat for the fans as we see both the fighters engage in a striking battle.

Not long ago, Holland announced on his social media that he would no longer fight after his bout against Khamzat Chimaev. According to his retirement statement, the fighter has earned the money he needed to in his short career and decided to not fight anymore professionally.

Just yesterday on the Real Eyes Recognize podcast, the Trailblazer doubled down on his retirement and said, “So I’m retired. I’m officially retired. I’m retired from fighting. I had a good fight, good payday, I had a good run.” Cut to today, he will be fighting one of the best welterweights of all time in Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson.

This fight announcement has put all the fans in a frenzy! The fans can’t believe that the fighter got them so good. Just Kevin Holland things!

Related: “I’m gonna f**king cry” – Kevin Holland emotional over Dana White’s gift following shocking retirement announcement

Fans react to Kevin Holland’s shocking return from retirement

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Fans react on Instagram to Holland’s fight announcement
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Fans react on Instagram to Holland’s fake retirement

Also read: “Next career choice” – Kevin “Trailblazer” Holland SHOCKINGLY announces retirement after brutal defeat to Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 279

Also read: “I ALWAYS BUY HIM SHOES,” Dana White candidly speaks on his relationship with Holland sharing LOVE for sneakers with him

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