After three losses in a row, it was a must-win situation at UFC 254 for Australian heavyweight Tai Tuivasa. “Bam Bam” had burst into the division and earned a lot of fans off some gutsy wins and a love of drinking beer out of shoes. But, popularity will only carry you so far in UFC. You have to win. And fortunately for Tai, he did just that against Stefan Struve on “Fight Island,” knocking out the seven-foot tall Dutchman with a second left in the first round (watch the finish here).
A win that big for his career calls for a big celebration, but perhaps not as big as the bender Tuivasa apparently went on. An Instagram video shared by the Penrith native the morning after the fight showed a still-drunk Tai chugging champagne out of a bottle and showing off a big urine stain he’d left in his hotel bed.
“I wanna let you know, everyone, I woke up, I p**sed the bed!” Tuivasa yells. “Everyone’s p**sed the bed before. You’re s**te if you ain’t. We keep on going! The Penny Panthers!”
The caption for the post reads, “Sorry W Hotel!” and the hashtags #DontActLikeYouAint and #WAP. Oh Tai!
In Tuivasa’s defense, he wasn’t just drinking for his own sports moment. His city’s rugby team — the Penrith Panthers — were playing in the NRL Grand Final against Melbourne Storm. Based on this video of one watching party in Australia, everyone gets absolutely blotto for their team making the Grand Final.
Unfortunately for Panthers fans around the world, Penrith fell to Melbourne 20-26. At least they still have Tai Tuivasa’s win to celebrate!
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