Xtreme Fighting Championships lightweight Scott “Hot Sauce” Holtzman (2-0), picked up his second straight victory over the weekend since making his pro debut at XFC 16 earlier this year.
Holtzman, a former hockey player out of Knoxville, Tenn., took on Matt Metts (1-1) of Lexington, Ky., at “XFC 18: Music City Mayhem” this past Friday night in Nashville. Airing live on HDNet in the second televised fight of the night, Holtzman finished Metts off via TKO due to strikes in the first round.
ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) reporter Gary Thomas caught up with Holtzman after the bought to talk about his victory and future with the XFC.
Holtzman said he has been catching a lot of flack for rear-naked choking all of his opponents, so he went to work with his coaches on developing his ground and pound and he wanted to make a point to show people if they go to the ground with him, he’s not just going to submit them:
“I want people to know when they go to the ground with me, I’m not just going to choke them. I’m going to [expletive] hurt them. I’m going to hurt them if we go to the ground. I’m going to try to cut you and I’m going to hurt you.”
As far as what is next for Holtzman, he said wants to fight on the XFC card in September when they make their return to Clarksville in what will be their third visit to the Volunteer State this year.