On the heels of his reported release from the UFC, Justin Willis is calling for a loser-leaves-town fight with longtime heavyweight rival Tai Tuivasa:
“We’re fighting for a contract”, Willis told MMA Junkie on Wednesday. “Whoever loses gets cut. Don’t be a (expletive), homie. What side?”
His contract, which multiple outlets confirmed had been revoked following a “big miscommunication and a technical difficulty” with the UFC, Willis added: “Be patient.”
“Pretty has a simple question for you”, he said of Tuivasa. “Yes or no, do you want to fight?”
Tai Tuivasa is a little disappointed that Justin Willis has reportedly been released… but he says he's not all that surprised.
— TheMacLife (@Maclifeofficial) June 7, 2019
Willis wrote as much in response to Tuivasa’s latest salvo, an Instagram meme showing Willis panhandling.
In April, Tuivasa told “Submission Radio” the two eventually would fight, sanctioned or not. The Australian crudely mocked Willis’ lopsided loss to Curtis Blaydes in March, comparing it to a sexual assault.
“I’m going to catch up with him whenever I catch up with him”, Tuivasa said. “At the end of the day, he’s killing his own career, I think, talking (expletive) and then coming out and being (expletive). He needs to be slapped. I’m going to pull his pants down and play with his bum.”
Willis and Tuivasa nearly got into it backstage last December after Willis beat Tuivasa’s mentor, Mark Hunt, on home soil in Australia.