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Tai Tuivasa eyes future showdown with "d*ckhead" Jon Jones: "He’s one of the greatest to do it, but I’d love to fight him"

Josh Evanoff - August 29, 2022

UFC heavyweight contender Tai Tuivasa would like to share the octagon with Jon Jones. ‘Bam Bam’ is set to face Ciryl Gane at UFC Paris this Saturday night from France. In the main event, Tuivasa will look to keep his momentum going and extend his win streak to six. The 29-year-old’s most recent win came in February, as he knocked out Derrick Lewis.

Curtis Blaydes
Curtis Blaydes

Curtis Blaydes targets winner of Tai Tuivasa vs. Ciryl Gane: "I deserve a title eliminator fight"

Josh Evanoff - July 25, 2022

UFC heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes is ready for a title eliminator fight. ‘Razor’ is fresh off his victory over Tom Aspinall at UFC London last Saturday. Sadly, the win likely didn’t come the way Blaydes wanted. Just seconds into the contest, the Brit’s knee buckled, and the contest was called off. Blaydes was given the victory via first-round TKO.

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Tai Tuivasa

Tai Tuivasa shares DM exchange with Jon Jones, claims ‘Bones’ has blocked him

Susan Cox - July 4, 2022

Tai Tuivasa is sharing a DM exchange with Jon Jones, claiming ‘Bones’ has blocked him. Tuivasa (14-3 MMA) is on a five fight winning streak which he is hoping to make six when he meets up with Ciryl Gane (10-1 MMA) in a heavyweight battle on September 3rd at the Accor Arena in Paris, France.

Ciryl Gane
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Ciryl Gane wants another interim title shot with a win over Tai Tuivasa at UFC Paris

Susan Cox - June 22, 2022

Ciryl Gane is looking for another interim title shot with a win over Tai Tuivasa at UFC Paris. It will be Gane (10-1 MMA) vs Tuivasa (15-3 MMA) in the heavyweight main event at the Accor Arena in Paris, France on September 3rd, 2022.

Ciryl Gane
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Ciryl Gane vs. Tai Tuivasa targeted as UFC France main event in September

Josh Evanoff - April 29, 2022

UFC France is getting closer to having its main event. The promotion is reportedly targeting a heavyweight slugfest between Ciryl Gane and Tai Tuivasa. The UFC is set to hold its first MMA in France on September 3rd. The sport was first legalized in January 2020, but the promotion has been able to get out to the country. Bellator has notably held several MMA cards there, with Bellator 280 set for next week in Paris.


UFC heavyweight contender Tai Tuivasa featured in new ‘Drink West’ Australian lager advert (Video)

Harry Kettle - April 7, 2022

UFC stars Tai Tuivasa and Tyson Pedro got their vocal chords working in a fun new advert for Drink West. Within the context of the UFC’s heavyweight division, there are very few fighters as exciting right now as Tai Tuivasa. The man known as “Bam Bam” has put together a nice win streak as of late and after his triumph over Derrick Lewis, there’s an argument to be made that he’s on the verge of receiving a title shot.

Robert Whittaker
Robert Whittaker

Robert Whittaker and Tai Tuivasa critical of Aljamain Sterling’s champ status: “You didn’t win the belt, you were given it. It’s different.”

Susan Cox - April 6, 2022

Robert Whittaker and Tai Tuivasa are not mincing words and are both being critical of Aljamain Sterling’s champ status ahead of his upcoming match with Petr Yan this weekend. It will be Aljamain Sterling (20-3 MMA) vs Petr Yan (16-2 MMA) II at UFC 273 this Saturday, April 9th in the bantamweight co-main event.

Greg Hardy
Tai Tuivasa

Tai Tuivasa shares some career advice for former opponent Greg Hardy: “Go bloody work at a McDonalds or something”

Harry Kettle - March 16, 2022

UFC heavyweight Tai Tuivasa has given his former opponent Greg Hardy some advice following his recent loss. While he may not be a fan favourite, Greg Hardy has certainly been part of some big moments throughout the course of his UFC run – both good and bad. In his last three outings he’s been on the wrong side of a defeat with Marcin Tybura, Tai Tuivasa and Sergey Spivak all finishing him via strikes.

Colby Covington, Tyron Woodley
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Colby Covington refutes Tai Tuivasa’s claim that he called the cops on Fabricio Werdum: “It was never me calling cops on him”

Harry Kettle - March 4, 2022

Colby Covington has hit back at Tai Tuivasa’s claim that he called the cops on Fabricio Werdum after their boomerang incident. In the immediate aftermath of his win over Demian Maia down in Brazil, all the way back in 2017, Colby Covington thought it’d be a good idea to get on the mic and call the nation “a dump”. The Brazilians in attendance, understandably, didn’t take too kindly to those remarks, and haven’t let go of that grudge since.

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Tai Tuivasa

Chael Sonnen retracts previous comments about Tai Tuivasa: “That statement must be amended”

Harry Kettle - February 15, 2022

Chael Sonnen has apologized to Tai Tuivasa for previous comments he made about the UFC heavyweight contender. Last Saturday night at UFC 271, Tai Tuivasa exploded into the top five of the UFC’s heavyweight division with an emphatic knockout win over Derrick Lewis. The victory stunned a lot of fans and pundits alike but “Bam Bam” himself seemed pretty confident heading into the contest that he was going to do some damage.

Dana White
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Dana White does shoey after UFC 271, Tai Tuivasa reacts (Video)

Cole Shelton - February 14, 2022

Dana White stuck to his word and did a shoey. At the UFC 271 pre-fight press conference, Tai Tuivasa brought out his ShoeyVasa product and White said he would do a shoey. However, the press conference ended without the UFC boss doing a shoey so after Tuivasa knocked out Derrick Lewis at UFC 271, White decided the time was right to make the move.

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Pros react after Tai Tuivasa KO's Derrick Lewis at UFC 271

Chris Taylor - February 12, 2022

Tonight’s UFC 271 event was co-headlined by a heavyweight matchup between fan favorites Derrick Lewis and Tai Tuivasa. Lewis (26-9 MMA) had last competed at UFC Vegas 45 in December, where he earned his record-setting thirteenth career knockout. That win was preceded by a TKO loss to Ciryl Gane in a bout for the promotions interim heavyweight title.

Tai Tuivasa, UFC 264
Tai Tuivasa

Tai Tuivasa weighs in on Carlos Felipe’s failed drug test: “How did he get done for steroids? He’s fat as sh*t!”

Harry Kettle - February 10, 2022

UFC heavyweight Tai Tuivasa can’t fathom how divisional rival Carlos Felipe tested positive for banned substances. Last month, it was announced that Carlos Felipe tested positive for the anabolic agent Boldenone and its metabolites. The news broke after Felipe fell to a unanimous decision defeat at the hands of Andrei Arlovski, with the veteran continuing to enjoy a late-career resurgence.

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Tai Tuivasa says he'll drink a beer out of Derrick Lewis' cup after UFC 271, 'The Black Beast' responds

Cole Shelton - February 9, 2022

Tai Tuivasa is known for drinking beers out of a shoe but now he wants to do it out of Derrick Lewis’ cup. Tuivasa is set for the toughest test of his career as he will face Lewis in the co-main event of UFC 271. It’s a very intriguing matchup between two knockout artists and fan-favorites and should Tuivasa get his hand raised, he says he wants to drink a beer out of Lewis’ cup instead of a shoe. Lewis, of course, infamously threw his cup to a fan after his KO win over Chris Daukaus in December.

Tai Tuivasa, UFC 264
Tai Tuivasa

Tai Tuivasa is open to fighting Jon Jones after UFC 271: "Count me in"

Josh Evanoff - February 7, 2022

Tai Tuivasa has decided to shoot his shot. ‘Bam Bam’ has stated that he’s down to fight former UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, after UFC 271. The former 205lb titleholder is expected to move up in weight and fight later this year. Tuivasa is currently scheduled to fight Derrick Lewis this Saturday. A win would put the Australian near the front of the line in terms of getting a title shot. However, it appears that Tuivasa seemingly has other plans rather than fighting for the title.

Derrick Lewis
Greg Hardy

Derrick Lewis really appreciates Tai Tuivasa for his KO of Greg Hardy, but he’s still not willing to do a shoey: “My feet smell cheesy”

Harry Kettle - February 3, 2022

Derrick Lewis has admitted he isn’t a big fan of Tai Tuivasa’s shoeys – but he did enjoy seeing him knock out Greg Hardy. At UFC 271 next week, Derrick Lewis and Tai Tuivasa will attempt to move a step closer to a UFC heavyweight title shot as they clash in the PPV’s co-main event. Both men are coming off the back of impressive knockout wins and while Tuivasa has a longer streak, “The Black Beast” has only been beaten once in his last six outings.

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Official main card announced for UFC 271, Derrick Lewis vs Tai Tuivasa serves as co-headliner

Harry Kettle - January 24, 2022

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced the main card for UFC 271 with Derrick Lewis vs Tai Tuivasa serving as the co-main event. Next month in Houston, the UFC will put on their second pay-per-view of the year with the headline attraction being Israel Adesanya vs Robert Whittaker 2 for the UFC middleweight title. However, despite that being an incredible main event, it’s worth noting that there are plenty of other intriguing contests set to go down at the Toyota Center.

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Tai Tuivasa

Tai Tuivasa fires back at Greg Hardy for suggesting he “cowered out of the brawl” at UFC 264

Susan Cox - January 19, 2022

Greg Hardy recently downplayed Tai Tuivasa’s victory at UFC 264 in July 2021, and now ‘Bam Bam’ has responded. Hardy (7-4 MMA) lost to Tuivasa (14-3 MMA) by KO in the first round at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.