Johnny Walker competed on the preliminary card of UFC 235, defeating Misha Cirkunov by first round knockout.
A victorious Walker seemingly injured himself during a post-fight celebration, which has lead to a request from UFC President Dana White.
“This kid’s special, and I wish he would stop doing that (expletive) after,” White said after the event (via MMA Junkie). “There’s no upside to celebrating like that after – the kick-worm, or whatever the hell that thing is that he was he was trying to do. It’s unnecessary. You don’t need to do it. What you did was impressive enough.”
That was not the first worm-like celebration that Walker has done in the Octagon, as the fighter has done some big celebrations in his previous UFC wins.
Walker apparently suffered a separated shoulder in the celebration, but the UFC President says he’ll be OK in the end.
“I’m hearing that he’s OK,” White said. “It’s all I’ve been terrorizing the medical staff about tonight. They’re going to wait until Monday to get him an MRI, because he said he was fine. All the symptoms looked good after the fight. Hopefully, that’s true.”
There is no word yet on how long the injury will keep Walker out of the Octagon for, but that was the fighter’s third UFC win in a three month span.