Johnny Walker competed on the preliminary card of UFC 232, defeating Misha Cirkunov by first round knockout.
A victorious Walker injured his shoulder during the post-fight celebration, but plans on practicing those ahead of time now on.
“I have to train more,” Walker said after the event (via John Morgan & Ken Hathaway of MMA Junkie). “I don’t train this celebration. Everything I train, I do well. I train the flying knee. I train my punches. But I don’t train my celebration, and this happened.”
MMA Fighting is reporting that Walker was diagnosed with a mild shoulder injury and could be out of action for approximately one month, but the exact diagnosis was not revealed in the report.
Even though he could be out of action for a month, it hasn’t stopped Walker from planning the next Octagon appearance.
“Give the name, send me location, I’ll be there,” Walker said.
The post-fight celebration injury also caught the eye of UFC President Dana White, who requested after the event that the victorious Walker no longer do the worm inside of the Octagon. Walker is now 3-0-0 under the UFC banner and is currently ranked #15 in the UFC Light Heavyweight Division rankings.