For individuals who thought Batman was a fictitious character, you is likely to be improper. Certain it’s overexaggerated with the billionaire within the Halloween costume, the humongous automobile with a turbo gear, and a utility belt filled with non-lethal devices, however a citizen with no superpowers combating crime, a type of exists — it’s UFC fighter Kevin Holland.
For the second time in lower than six months, Holland has apprehended a wrongdoer. He and his good friend, Patrick Robinson, had been at a Ra Sushi restaurant in Houston on Monday night time. A person allegedly pulled out a gun and shot it into the air, inflicting the restaurant of about 40-50 individuals to panic. Robinson told ABC 13 that he and two different clients, one being a good friend of his, rushed that individual and had been capable of disarm him, and take his bag away.
Robinson didn’t say when interviewed who his good friend was that charged the alleged shooter with him. Holland did nonetheless affirm on his Instagram story that he and Robinson went after the individual and held him down till the police arrived and arrested him. One of many slides is captioned, “I’m drunk and I’m Kung Fu combating.” Robinson can be a skilled combined martial artist.
Holland’s first foray into vigilantism, that we all know of, occurred in October of final yr. He was driving close to his coach’s home when he heard an individual yell out that somebody stole his automobile. It was early sufficient within the morning that Holland had his espresso mug with him, however he nonetheless thought that it could be enjoyable to chase the perpetrator down. Holland told Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour podcast that he known as his coach, who ran outdoors to assist.
The primary try and apprehend the suspect was a failure, and sadly he ended up totaling the automobile whereas making an attempt to get away. That’s when he received out of the automobile and Holland was capable of run him down and utilized Khabib Nurmagomedov’s scarf maintain till the person mentioned “I can’t breathe.” Like an honest individual, he made the accountable determination — one that you’d assume can be customary for sworn regulation enforcement officers — to take away the maintain and hold the person there till the police arrived.
Holland discovered a number of humor in each occasions, which ought to function a reminder to all of you civilians that skilled athletes are higher at their craft than you might be at something. This skilled fighter has had a strong skilled MMA profession, 22-7, and just lately signed a brand new take care of the UFC however he’s removed from one of many marquee fighters. But, he can chuckle whereas mildly intoxicated about subduing an individual who simply shot a gun. For individuals who watch Holland’s subsequent combat, if he loses simply know that with little effort he might nonetheless squeeze your face till it adjustments colours.
So pay the increased ticket costs to see the brand new Batman film if you wish to. However do know that there’s a actual crime fighter who just isn’t hiding behind a masks and a go well with. He’s behind you eating at a sushi restaurant, laughing — perhaps rather a lot after a couple of cocktails. However don’t get it twisted, if you happen to resolve to behave silly on the restaurant, you’ll end up in a triangle choke quicker than Holland can order a spicy tuna handroll.