Latest Breaking News & Hot Updates Around USA OR All Over World

Conor McGregor’s Training Partner Johnny Walker Wins At UFC 279 By Submitting Ion Cutelaba

0

Conor McGregor’s training partner Johnny Walker returns to winning ways at UFC 279 by defeating Ion Cutelaba by submitting… before giving his stricken opponent a KISS on the cheek when he tapped

  • Johnny Walker won in the first round of his UFC 279 fight, via a naked chokehold in the back
  • After submitting Ion Cutelaba, Walker placed a kiss on his opponent’s cheek
  • Walker also did the ‘worm’, after hurting himself dancing before

The chaotic but highly anticipated UFC 279 main card got off to an interesting start on Saturday night.

In the opening fight, Brazilian Johnny Walker, Conor McGregor’s colorful training partner, put down Moldovan Ion Cutelaba at the end of the first round with a naked chokehold on the back.

While many might have predicted a win for Walker, the unexpected was that he celebrated it by placing a kiss on his opponent’s cheek and then breaking out into the worm in the center of the ring.

After the fight, Walker said, “Dana… I need a bonus, my friend. I’m getting better. I don’t just want to knock people out, I want to show that I can kill people on the ground.

Johnny Walker submitted Ion Cutelaba in the first round via a naked rear chokehold

After kissing his opponent's cheek, he did 'the worm' in the center of the ring

After kissing his opponent’s cheek, he did ‘the worm’ in the center of the ring

“There’s no secret, there are just two words… dedication and consistency. You never start without commitment and you can’t finish without consistency.’

It was also interesting to note that Walker’s choice of celebration was to do ‘the worm’, having previously suffered a torn pectoral muscle while attempting the celebration.

Walker was ranked number 13 in the UFC’s light heavyweight division and is sure to see himself rise in the rankings after Saturday night’s impressive win.

Whether he gets that bonus from Dana White, however, remains to be seen.

Walker smiles ecstatically as he raises his hand after the post-fight announcement

Walker smiles ecstatically as he raises his hand after the post-fight announcement

Advertisement

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.