UFC's Daniel Rodriguez Vows to Destroy Kevin Holland, 'I Finally Get to Shut That Motherf***er up!'

By Tudor Leonte  |  August 30, 2022  |  No Comments

"You got the fight you wanted, now you gotta fight, motherf***er!"

That's Daniel Rodriguez's message to his UFC 279 opponent Kevin Holland -- warning the guy he's gonna regret ever speaking D-Rod's name!

35-year-old Rodriguez says Holland's been calling him out for a while - and their Sept. 10 clash in Las Vegas has gone from professional to personal.

"This is one of those situations where he wanted to fight me. I don't give a f**k...but since he wants it so bad, you know, it's kind of a personal thing for me now," Rodriguez said to Inside Fighting's Andrew Capucetti.

Rodriguez (16-2) is on a fight fight win streak -- but hasn't fought since August 2021, when he beat up Kevin Lee.

Since then, Rodriguez underwent surgery to fix an issue in his left hand -- but tells Inside Fighting he's all healed up and ready to throw bombs. "It's good to go. I feel confident with it. It's go time," Rodriguez stated.

The fight with Holland came together VERY quickly -- just a few weeks before UFC 279. Regardless, D-Rod says he's ready to roll. "A couple days ago, everybody is hitting me up like, you want to fight in 2 weeks against Kevin Holland? ... and I said 'F**k it, let's do it!' Mr. 2-weeks notice is back!"

As for Holland (23-7-1), he's coming off 2 straight wins -- a TKO victory over Alex Oliveira in March followed by a submission win over Tim Means in June.

The 29-year-old Holland is known for talking trash to his opponents while fighting, which throws off many adversaries...but Rodrigues says he could G.A.F. about that.

"I really don't care too much about that s**t. I grew up in LA. ... I been in and out of jail. I grew up around motherf****ers who talk," Rodriguez stated. "You know the saying ... the loudest motherf***er in the room is usually be the weakest one. You gotta watch out for the quiet motherf***ers, you know? I talk with my hands."

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