A Brazilian fighter has suffered an embarrassing injury after attempting to celebrate his win at UFC 235 with ‘The Worm’.
Johnny Walker says he dislocated his left shoulder while attempting the hilarious dance move to celebrate his first-round knockout victory over Misha Cirkunov.
The light heavyweight followed up his latest highlight-reel victory with an injury that left him embarrassed but still smiling in Las Vegas.
Walker (17-3) earned his third stoppage victory in four months with a spectacular flying knee, stopping Cirkunov just 36 seconds into their bout.
Johnny Walker (17-3) extends his win streak to nine, obliterating Misha Cirkunov in no time flat with this ridiculous flying knee and punches! Now 3-0 in the UFC, the Brazilian boasts 16 finishes, 14 in round one, and 14 by knockout. #UFC235 pic.twitter.com/FtsQYiFDYg
— Bulgogi Jones (@Hamderlei) March 3, 2019
It means the UFC excitement machine has joined an exclusive list of fighters to win their first three UFC bouts in first round stoppages.
Johnny Walker becomes the 6th fighter in UFC history with 3 first-round knockouts to start his UFC career. The list:
Vitor Belfort, BJ Penn, Nate Quarry, Shane Carwin, Dooho Choi and now Johnny Walker #UFC235 https://t.co/VKu7PS9kri
— Andrew Davis (@AndrewRDavis85) March 3, 2019
The entertaining fighter then purposely dropped face-first onto the canvas to begin his breakdancing move.
Walker quickly stopped and rolled over in pain when he realised he had hurt his shoulder.
Walker’s injury didn’t stop him from celebrating with his coaches and asking fans to follow him on Instagram during his post-fight interview.
If he keeps adding to his highlights and bloopers reel in such spectacular fashion, the legions of fans are sure to follow.