Daniel Cormier Praises Kevin Holland For Taking Him up on Offer to Improve Wrestling
By FCF Staff
In recent fights, deficiencies in Kevin Holland’s wrestling have been exposed, and the fighter’s taken steps to fill the hole in his game.
The dangerous striker is coming off back-to-back losses to Derek Brunson and Marvin Vettori, who in large part, used their wrestling and top game to score decision wins.
After his loss to Vettori, UFC legend and decorated wrestler Daniel Cormier offered to help Holland work on his wrestling. More recently, Cormier confirmed via social media that Holland has indeed, taken him up on his offer.
I’m very proud of @trailblaze2top for taking the first step. Not only is he here he’s available and wants to work. He will wrestle again tomorrow then he will be at the greatest gym in the world @americankickboxingacademy with the guys. Acknowledging your issues then finding a way to deal with em takes a lot of maturity. His coaches at home are the best too, not trying to stop Kevin from trying to find better, we can help him in his wrestling. @travislutter has always been the man and he is showing by letting him come to train with me that he is the type of coach you want, the type that puts the athlete first!!! Onward and upward young man! I can’t wait for you to shock em with some takedown defense next time you’re in there.
The 28-year-old Holland (21-7) had won five straight, prior to facing Brunson in December.