Tai Tuivasa celebrated his victory at UFC 254 in uncommon type by consuming beer from a SHOE.
The Australian fighter ended a three-fight shedding streak with a buzzer-beating knockout of Stefan Struve at Battle Island.
Struve, the 7ft heavyweight generally known as ‘Skyscraper’, struggled to cope with the fixed grinding and stress from his smaller opponent from the very first bell.
Tuivasa unleashed a vicious uppercut on the Dutchman after a barrage of physique punches as his inside preventing proved an excessive amount of.
Referee Jason Herzog had no selection however to place a cease to the bout with two seconds remaining of the very first spherical, prompting wild celebrations from ‘Bam Bam’ and his group.
Nonetheless, the Australian was denied the chance to carry out his conventional ‘shoey’ after officers stopped the 27-year-old from getting out of the cage to rejoice in his common method.
The ‘shoey’ (which includes downing a pint from a shoe) was lastly accomplished backstage, a lot to the delight of Tuivasa and his group.
After the struggle, Tuivasa mentioned: “It was superior to get that feeling again. Like I mentioned earlier than, it’s addictive, it’s one thing you may’t get it anyplace else. It’s been awhile for me, so it’s good to be again, excellent to be again.
“I felt stress, however I trusted my group. I put within the work, I put my head down and my ass up this yr, so I simply credit score that to my group.
“That was the plan, take it straightforward man and cease attempting to get in there and get that cash actual fast. If I take my time, it comes, it comes. Credit score to my group, large ups to my group.
“I obtained large legs, he’s tall, he’s tall and he’s rangy. I’ve been getting ready for this all yr, or nevertheless lengthy I’ve recognized.
“He’s a giant boy, I needed to butter that physique up after I was in there and I knew the remaining would come. I locked myself away this yr and I actually put my head down.
“Like I mentioned, a credit score to my group. For one, they’ve been loyal. This sport is filled with ups and downs, individuals are actual fast to shoot the individual once they’re down. Shout out to my group, they’ve at all times been loyal and we obtained the job completed tonight.
“The UFC has at all times been good to me, shout out to the employees, you guys. Completely different nation, this and that, on a regular basis.
“You’ve been right here for like 4 weeks, there ain’t a lot to do on this island, it seems lovely and all, however there isn’t a lot to do.
“My credit score to you, all the employees, and the UFC as nicely, to present us all the chance to work and earn cash for our households, thanks once more and take my hat off to your whole staff.”