Tai Tuivasa has already built a cult following of MMA diehards thanks this scary knockouts and hilarious celebratory shoeys.
But the latest act up his sleeve could end up turning people against him.
Just kidding, but seriously, this is grim.
The Aussie fan favourite says he wants to swap the traditional shoe for a 'ball guard' instead, claiming he wants to skol a beer out of Derrick Lewis' cup after he beats him at UFC 271.
"He can throw it to me when I win and I'll do a cupey out of his ball guard, then," Tuivasa told reporters at the media day.
It was only recently that Lewis' protection cup became headline news when he decided to throw it into the crowd after his win at UFC Vegas 45.
One not-so-lucky fan kept it as a souvenir.
UFC fans are well aware of Tuivasa's legendary post-fight antics.
In recent years, the Western Sydney native has made a habit of KO'ing his opponents into another dimension before necking a cold one out of a dirty smelly sneaker.
The ritual did, however, land him in hot water with security guard at UFC 269 who clearly had no idea what was going on while Tuivasa scaled the cage.
"Oh look, this is a touchy subject tonight. I got pushed out of there pretty fast, and had a bit of an altercation with one of the officials. Hopefully, don't do that again please," he said at the post-fight press conference.
"Look, I understand he's doing his job, but I don't know if he wasn't a UFC worker or anything. Fuck, to be honest, I don't know what he was. He just pushed me out - you know what I mean? My fans come to watch me knock people out and do fucking shoeys. And I felt that he was pushing me out of there and trying to tell me how to do my job, when I don't tell him how to sign gloves and shit. You know what I mean?
"They come to pay to watch me, not you."
This match-up is shaping up to be one of the most exciting bouts of the year.
Lewis is one of the hardest-hitting fighters on the UFC roster, while Tuivasa's knockout CV is stacking up nicely, most recently leaving Augusto Sakai folded in half on the canvas at UFC 269.
Now these two juggernauts with dynamite in their fists are due to lock horns inside the octagon and Tuivasa knows it's going to be fireworks
"I'm definitely not going to go out there and wrestle him," Tuivasa said.
"It would have been my smarter side there, but, you know, I'm a banger as well, and I think that's going to be the fight. It's going to be, you know, the smartest fighter wins, and then the person who lands the hardest punch wins."
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