Johnny Walker kisses KO'd rival before he is THROWN OUT of arena at UFC 279 with no shoes on after winning fight | The Sun

Johnny Walker kisses KO'd rival before he is THROWN OUT of arena at UFC 279 with no shoes on after winning fight | The Sun

September 11, 2022

JOHNNY WALKER had a night to remember as he scored a first round submission, KISSED UFC rival Ion Cutelaba and was then THROWN OUT of the T-Mobile Arena.

The light-heavyweight star ended a two-fight losing streak in Las Vegas as he beat his Moldovan foe via a rear-naked choke at UFC 279.



And after Cutelaba tapped out, Brazilian ace Walker decided the time was right to plant a kiss on his opponent, before doing the worm and dancing in the octagon.

Fans were loving it, as one Twitter user said: "Johnny Walker wins with a rear naked choke, gives Cutelaba a kiss on the cheek and does a worm. What a character."

Another commented: "Johnny Walker made my night with that forehead kiss."

A third added: "I f***ing love watching Johnny Walker fight. Choked dude out and gave him a kiss on the cheek."

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Meanwhile this fan stated: "Johnny Walker kissed him goodnight lmfaoooo."

Walker's epic victory on the undercard of Nate Diaz's win over Tony Ferguson saw him earn a $50,000 [£43k] performance bonus.

Speaking after the fight, he said: "Dana [White]… I need a bonus my friend.

"I'm getting better. I don't just want to knock people out, I want to show I can finish people on the ground.

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"There's no secret, there's just two words… commitment and consistency.

"Without commitment you never start, and without consistency, you can't finish."

But immediately after his stunning display, Walker's coach John Kavanagh declared that the MMA ace was promptly chucked out of the venue with no shoes on before the main event.

Kavanagh, who also trains Conor McGregor, tweeted: "So UFC just came and kicked us out.

"No tickets for us and not allowed stay backstage to watch. Pulled out back door, kicked out, no even shoes on."

He then uploaded a video on social media, where he remarked: "So here we are back at the hotel. Johnny still doesn't have any shoes on. Didn't get a chance to get changed."

Walker chimed in: "They kicked me back to the hotel like 'You win the fight, go back to the hotel motherf*****. I didn't take my gloves off!"

UFC president Dana White was asked about the incident in the post-show press conference, where he declared: "I guess since Covid they do this thing where they get fighters right out of here.

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"I don't know why that happened. We're not throwing Johnny Walker out on the street shoeless, I'm sure.

"We threw him right out on the f***ing streets, huh? It's rough around here! I dunno."

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