UFC heavyweight Tai Tuivasa has got WWE legend Stone Cold Steve Austin hyped on social media with his post-victory celebration.
Tai Tuivasa has extended his UFC winning streak to four with a nasty knockout win over Ausgusto Sakai at UFC 269 this weekend. Apart from his highlight-worthy finish, another thing that stood out was Tuivasa's epic post-fight celebration–drinking beer using a sneaker as his cup.
Most combat sports fans are well aware that Tuivasa's stunt resembles that of WWE icon Stone Cold Steve Austin's back in the day. Surprisingly, the man himself has let everybody know that he's entertained by Tuivasa.
“A+ and a Hell Yeah!!!,” Stone Cold wrote on Twitter with a clip of Tuivasa doing his shoey celebration.
A+ and a Hell Yeah!!! https://t.co/xLKGbxKhTn
— Steve Austin (@steveaustinBSR) December 12, 2021
Now gaining a bit of popularity in the UFC, Tuivasa confessed that he is natural showman and he's really doing it to delight the fans.
“I love it. This is why I do this,” the UFC heavyweight said via MMA Junkie. “I do this for the fans. I do this to entertain and have fun, and it’s a feeling you can only get by doing that, you know what I mean? I’ve said it before, and that’s what keeps me going.”
“I do this to entertain, and I love it,” he added. “I love my walkouts. I love the cameras. I love the lights. I love knocking people out. I love it.”
Tuivasa had also admitted that he is more worried about paying his bills than he's next UFC opponent.