This past weekend an unknown UFC fighter named Joel Bauman set the Twitter-verse ablaze when he casually admitted, during a post-fight interview, that he had an STD before his bout with Reese Forrest at Fury FC 61. After scoring the fifth victory of his professional career, the 170-pound MMA athlete became so overjoyed that he shared two interesting facts that had nothing do to with the match that just took place in the ring. The first tidbit was about his upcoming business endeavor regarding NFT ledgers, but it was Bauman’s second revelation that took the live audience by storm.
— UFC FIGHT PASS (@UFCFightPass) May 8, 2022
“Last fight I was tired, I was exhausted,” Bauman said. “I’m about to launch this NFT that’s going to change the fight game. And I put in 30 all-nighters before that fight, I had herpes before that fight, two outbreaks in the span of a week. I’m here, I’m healthy, let’s go, whatever. It doesn’t matter.”
Very few MMA fighters make headlines after registering their 5th victory. Now that Bauman has managed to garner the attention of millions of people, it remains to be seen what he’ll say next time, in order to keep it.
To watch Bauman’s shocking revelation, during his post-fight interview, scroll up and press play.
Source: NY Post