Dana White downs beer from a SHOE after heavyweight Tai Tuivasa convinces UFC president to

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Dana White downs beer from a SHOE after heavyweight Tai Tuivasa convinces UFC president to mimic trademark celebration following huge KO of Derrick Lewis in Houston

  • Tai Tuivasa stunned Houston by knocking out hometown hero Derrick Lewis
  • Tuivasa celebrated in typical style by drinking beer out of a shoe with crowd 
  • ‘Shoeyvasa’ managed to track down Dana White and also have him do one  
  • UFC president said: ‘Oh, Jesus Christ. I’m not getting out of this thing am I?’


Tai Tuivasa is taking the ‘shoey’ mainstream having enjoyed the biggest win of his career, knocking out Derrick Lewis in Houston at UFC 271. 

Tuivasa celebrated in trademark style, downing beer from a shoe while sitting on top of the octagon, before repeating the trick with members of the crowd on his way back to the dressing room.  

‘Bam Bam’ won over the crowd, who were pulling for hometown hero Lewis, and he wasn’t finished there. 

Dana White was accosted by Tai Tuivasa to down beer from a shoe by the bar

Dana White was accosted by Tai Tuivasa to down beer from a shoe by the bar 

The UFC president necked his beer and made a fine fist of it, assisted by the heavyweight

The UFC president necked his beer and made a fine fist of it, assisted by the heavyweight 

Later in the evening, he found UFC president Dana White and had him complete a shoey too. 

In the post-fight press conference, White had said: ‘It is the last thing I’d f****** do. Oh, Jesus Christ. I’m not getting out of this thing am I?’

Sure enough, Tuivasa found him in a bar later on and had him drink out of a beer bong version of a trainer, complete with adjustable tap.  

White said: ‘I’m no good at this’, before making a fine fist of it. Tuivasa reflected: ‘He f*cking did alright, actually. He was fine. He downed the whole thing too. 

Tuivasa knocked out Derrick Lewis in front of his home fans in Houston on Saturday

Tuivasa knocked out Derrick Lewis in front of his home fans in Houston on Saturday

The heavyweight star celebrated with a shoey on top of the cage in Toyota Center

The heavyweight star celebrated with a shoey on top of the cage in Toyota Center 

‘He did well…. I feel good – even better that the boss did a shoey out of my ShoeyVasa. It’s a win-win for me.’

Tuivasa’s star is well and truly on the rise for his antics in and out of the octagon. 

Victory over Lewis, who holds the record for the most knockouts in UFC history, is his most significant yet.   

Tuivasa could well be next in line for a title shot or interim title shot given that Francis Ngannou is out injured for the rest of the year. 

A clash with Ciryl Gane could be on the cards or even the winner of UFC London’s headline event between Tom Aspinall and Alexander Volkov.  

This could be a huge year for Tuivasa, who claimed his biggest victory to date

This could be a huge year for Tuivasa, who claimed his biggest victory to date 

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