Justin Willis Wants To Fight Tai Tuivasa, But Under One Condition – Loser Gets Cut!
Justin Willis and Tai Tuivasa have an interesting beef history. Last December, Willis beat Tai’s mentor Mark Hunt in Australia, at UFC Fight Night 142. Tuivasa fought on the same card, where he suffered a loss to Junior dos Santos. Tai and Justin nearly took part in a backstage altercation after Justin’s win.
Before the fight, Willis didn’t want to speak about Tuivasa, but later called “Bam Bam” “concussed” because of his devastating TKO defeat to Junior dos Santos.
Tai Tuivasa trolled Willis on Submission Radio in April, looking back on his UFC Fight Night 148 loss to Curtis Blaydes. The Australian even compared Justin’s defeat to “sexual assault”, and said the bout between him and Justin “would happen”.
Justin Willis was released from UFC in May 2019. But Willis called everything “a big misunderstanding and a technical difficulty”, and vowed August return, despite UFC president Dana White said a completely different story.
Willis called Tai Tuivasa for a match, but under one condition – the loser gets released from the UFC. (h/t MMAJunkie)
“We’re fighting for a contract,” Willis told MMA Junkie on Wednesday. “Whoever loses gets cut. Don’t be a (expletive), homie. What side?”
Tai trolled Willis for his release on his Instagram account.
“Tell this man stop begging. STOP TRYNA USE MY NAME TO GET SOMEWHERE !!! I’ll pay to see them bounce tho”
Tai Tuivasa (8-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is on a cold streak, with 2 losses in a row. Last weekend, he was defeated to the former WSOF champ Blagoy Ivanov via unanimous decision. Previously, his match against Junior dos Santos was stopped after a brutal barrage of punches. On the other hand, Justin Willis (8-2 UFC, 4-1 UFC) lost his last clash against Curtis Blaydes after three rounds of war.
In some weird way, Willis’ callout makes sense. Both fighters have exactly the same MMA score. But will the promotion let it happen?