Kevin Holland has created loads of headlines during the UFC 287 fight week. He has been involved in two separate altercations with Jorge Masvidal on two separate occasions leading up to the much-anticipated PPV event this weekend. But, he will be fighting Santiago Ponzinibbio in the main card of UFC 287 and Dana White recently took to Instagram to promote the bout.
However, under the post from the UFC President, one fan pointed out something very interesting. As Ponzinibbio and Holland faced off after the official weigh-in ceremony, a tattoo was visible on Holland’s left shoulder. The tattoo was of a man with curly hair and had an uncanny resemblance to UFC bantamweight fighter, Sean O’Malley.
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Instagram user, “marcocarvalho90” wrote, “Why does Kevin got a tattoo of O’Malley on his arm?”
According to a report from Body Art Guru, it is indeed Sean O’Malley who features on Kevin Holland’s body. While fans will definitely wonder why Sean finds a place for himself among Kevin’s tattoo collection, there are no comments available from Holland on the matter.
The real meaning behind the Sean O’Malley tattoo on Kevin Holland
As previously mentioned, there are reports that confirm Kevin Holland has a Sean O’Malley among his 17 tattoos. “Suga Sean” is also a tattoo enthusiast, and got a tattoo of himself on his calf. But some fans are not convinced that it is indeed an O’Malley tattoo. One Twitter user also pointed to the possibility of it being an anime reference. The fan added on Twitter that it might be an “Afro Samurai” tattoo.
There are good reasons for the fans to think that it is an Afro-Samurai tattoo. The anime character has an afro and wears a bandana on his head. The tattoo character on Holland’s shoulder also has an afro and a bandana.
So the tattoo does resemble the anime character closely. But fans will have to wait for confirmation from the man himself to know the actual meaning behind the tattoo. It is worth mentioning that “The Trailblazer” has also imprinted his initials “KH” underneath the tattoo.
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