“I pull him back, sit him in my lap, put him in the rear-naked choke, and yeah we choked him out,” he told KPRC.
The rear-naked choke is a martial arts chokehold applied from behind an opponent.
The 29-year-old welterweight fighter is 22-7-0 and won his most recent fight on March 5 by knockout.
A Houston police spokesman said it was against department policy to identify witnesses, so they could not identify Holland, but he did confirm that the 24-year-old suspect was disarmed and subdued until police arrived.
“Thankfully no one was injured. That was the best outcome we could have,” public information officer Shay Awosiyan told CNN.
He said the suspect’s motive is still under investigation.
The suspect was charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon and deadly conduct and is in jail on $ 30,000 verband, volgens hofrekords.