With one short left, Tai Tuivasa stopped former NFL star Greg Hardy cold in the center of the octagon at UFC 264 on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
It’s a bad loss for Hardy who falls to 4-4 in the UFC, including two straight losses by knockout. The former Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys star is now 7-4 overall in MMA, and at age 32 there’s certainly time for him to get his career back on track. But with two straight losses, tonight to an unranked heavyweight, he’ll need to get it going quickly as the shine of his athlete name no longer has much appeal.
But the legend Tuivasa crushed it with his traditional shoe-beer celebration.
Tuivasa is from Sydney, Australia, born to an indigenous mother and a Samoan father, which is always honored in his fighting. But wow does he know to fire up the crowd before and after his fights as one of the most charismatic fighters on the UFC roster.