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Kevin Holland had psychedelic visions after eating mushrooms: “I saw the future. I will be the fucking champion’

Kevin Holland has seen the future and there is no doubt in his mind that he will become UFC welterweight champion.

Now, that news didn’t come after the ever-outspoken Holland took a trip on a DeLorean to see where he would be in the next few years, but he definitely took a trip to get there.

According to the 29-year-old fighter, he went on a psychedelic trip – long before he prepared to face Tim Means at UFC Austin – and he believes he saw his eventual destiny in the sport.

“I’m going to be the champion,” Holland said on The fighter against the writer. “Mark my fucking words. I will be the champion. I jumped out [mushrooms] about two weeks ago and I had these visions, and I’m going to be champion. My first time

“This is my first time growing shrooms and they say you see the future. I’ve seen the future. I’m gonna be the fucking champ. I’m ready to f****** the do. It was out of competition when I did it, so it didn’t matter. I’m ready to go out there and do whatever I have to. Get to work, swim those extra laps, bike for those extra miles. I don’t run, I’m not a runner because I don’t run from shit but yeah I do. I’m gonna be that guy.

When he first entered the UFC, Holland was best known for talking to his opponents, the UFC commentary team and just about anyone else nearby during that he was performing inside the octagon. He also gained a reputation for fighting whenever the UFC needed him, which helped make Holland one of the most active fighters on the entire roster.

Although he has no intention of urging any part of his reputation now that he competes at 170 pounds, Holland promises that his goals in this new division will take him to greater heights than he did. never seen before.

“Whatever they want me to do, I’m a businessman,” Holland said. “I keep repeating it. It makes no sense. When ranked opponents come, ranked opponents come. People say I had a hard time with Marvin Vettori and Derek Brunson, they’re big boys and they didn’t do anything but lay on top of me and try to pray for me.

“I think I’m going to have a phenomenal time, no matter who’s at 170 pounds, whether it’s a great wrestler or a great striker, I think it’s going to be fine.”

Of course, Holland is already ready to hear how he can’t handle wrestlers, which was an issue that plagued him towards the end of his last run at middleweight where he dropped back-to-back fights where he largely spent time on her back after being dismantled.

There’s no shortage of grapplers at 170 pounds, including defending champion Kamaru Usman, top-ranked contender Colby Covington and fast-rising star Khamzat Chimaev, but Holland isn’t all that concerned about how he’ll handle the one of them when the time comes.

“I’m not worried about any of them,” Holland said. “Superman [Khamzat Chimaev] finally looked human. Superman finally looked human against Gilbert Burns. The same guy Usman knocked out with a jab. I think styles make fights and as long as I work my style is tailor made for anyone in this division.

First, Holland is due to pass Means on Saturday as he competes in his adopted state of Texas, where he is performing for the first time in more than four years.

Holland is anticipating a lively crowd in Austin and he expects the fight against Means to steal the show despite not actually serving as the headliner for the event.

“I don’t care who else is on the card, the main event for the people that night is me versus Tim Means,” Holland said. “Tim Means is an OG of the game, he’s beaten a lot of guys who live in Texas, from Texas, train out of Texas, and I’m from California – let’s never get confused, Ontario, California at that, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario Hills — but back to the point, I’ve been in Texas since I was 18. I just know how it goes.

“I’m going to talk to the crowd. I will fight Tim Means. The big mouth is going to be fully effective. Trailblazer will do what Trailblazer does. It’s gonna be a magical night.