Tai Tuivasa was the losing participant of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 142 main event. That didn’t stop him, in any case, from utilizing a portion of the mic time to issue the kind of speech that we most generally observe from the night’s victors.
“Justin Willis, you little b—c, I’m coming for you,” Tuivasa said a after a second-round TKO loss to JDS.
Willis had battled before that night. Dissimilar to Tuivasa , however, he turned out successful of his own heavyweight fight, outpointing Tuivasa’s guru Mark Hunt to add to an ideal UFC record.
“He’s concussed,” Willis said backstage. “The guy just lost in his home country. How embarrassing. It’s one of those things where you’re the main event, you come in here and you get knocked out and you call out a guy who beat up your daddy. You going to have to win a fight or two and then we’ll talk.”
“I’m on to greener and brighter pastures. Top five. I’m after a belt and he’s not that guy right now.”
As you may have read, there’s a tad bit of history here. The strain appears to have begun with a heated face-to-face stand-off between Willis and Hunt amid a media day eatlier in the week, which reached a tipping point after weigh-ins, when a second face-off prompted some kind of backstage commotion including Willis, Hunt and Tuivasa.