UFC Vegas 54 last Saturday successfully delivered several highlight-reel finishes.
British fighter, Davey Grant, made an an unusual call out after the finish.
Davey Grant was facing the tough contender Louis Smolka on the main card. Both bantamweights were involved in a tactical battle in the first two rounds.
— UFC (@ufc) May 15, 2022
But in the third round, Grant landed a calf kick that dropped Smolka. He then jumped on his opponent to land vicious ground and pound that secured him a TKO victory.
During the octagon interview with Michael Bisping, Grant claimed that Smolka hit him with some good shots, although nothing really hurts him.
“He hit me with some good shots,” said Grant. “I felt comfortable, nothing really hurt me, I felt really fresh going into the third round.
“I think I’m making a good reputation for myself, I want quick knockouts, that’s what I’m aiming for but I seem to get into these good scraps.”
He also took the opportunity to call EA Sports to feature him on the UFC games, claiming that his kids are big fans.
“I’d like to call EA Sports out, and I’d love to get on the game. My kids play the UFC game all the time, and they can be from Bishop Auckland, but they can’t pick me. So if you can get me on that game, that’ll do me!”
The callout was followed by Bisping that said, “Put the man in the damn game!”
— Jed I. Goodman © (@jedigoodman) May 15, 2022
This callout by Grant has added to the list of unusual callouts that fighters did in the octagon. Other athletes have resorted to calling out non professionals in recent time – like Beneil Dariush. Dariush called out Elon Musk – in need of an ordered vehicle..
In addition to Dariush, Paddy Pimblett called out Mark Zuckerberg following UFC London victory. This was not as well received.
Prior to that, Dominick Cruz called out abusive sponsorship of Hans Molenkamp (who managed Monster energy drink sponsorships) .