Israel Adesanya Calls Kevin Holland ‘Crackhead’ Following the Latter’s Loss to Derek Brunson at UFC Fight Night

Published 03/21/2021, 2:17 AM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 06: Israel Adesanya makes his way to the Octagon for the Middleweight title bout during UFC 243 at Marvel Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)


Kevin Holland got his 5-fight win streak snapped in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs Holand. ‘Trailblazer’ dropped a unanimous decision against middleweight veteran, Derek Brunson. And now, UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, has responded to Holland on Twitter.

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In the pre-fight press conference of the UFC Fight Night event, Holland called ‘Stylebender’ a true loser for his recent UFC 259 loss to Jan Blachowicz. Those comments didn’t escape Adesanya’s attention, and now he has taken his turn to have a go at the up-and-coming middleweight contender.

The middleweight champion wrote, ““…he got taking down and beat up there.” – Crackhead Kevin.

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He also referred to Holland’s recent comments on Khamzat Chimaev and took a shot at ‘Trailblazer’ by giving him a taste of his own medicine.

Read my lips…,” wrote Adesanya on Twitter following Holland’s recent comments. Nevertheless, Holland lost a big opportunity to solidify his status as a top middleweight contender in a stacked middleweight division.

 

It was his first UFC main event, and anything similar to his last 5 performances prior to this fight would have seen his stock rise higher than ever. However, ‘Trailblazer’, who had his talking game on full-flow, was controlled on his back for most of the fight. Still, he showed signs of his potential as he dropped Brunson during the second round of the contest.

A better game plan and perhaps more focus might have helped him actually have a better performance in the fight. For now, though, he will have to go back to the drawing board and assess what went wrong for him.

Kevin Holland vs Israel Adesanya: Is that a fight bound to happen in the future?

The trash-talking aspect of both ‘Trailblazer’ and ‘Stylebender’ is something that fans enjoy. Both fighters have their unique styles and personalities. And they have been going back-and-forth at each other for a considerable period now. However, Holland is not quite on Adesanya’s level yet, in terms of success in the UFC and star power.

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But the exchanges they share, be it on social media or in real altercations, are hilarious to a large extent and make for an entertaining watch for the fans.

The build-up to a potential fight has the promise to be a comedy classic, but Holland still has a lot of work to do before he finds himself in the same airspace as ‘Stylebender‘ in the middleweight division of the UFC.

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Will ‘Trailblazer’ and ‘Stylebender’ eventually fight at some stage? What do you think?

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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