MMA: The journey of Australian fighter Tai Tuivasa from teenage delinquent to UFC heavyweight champion aspirant

Tai "Bam Bam" Tuivasa is currently UFC's ninth-ranked heavyweight, and the youngest in the top 10.
Tai "Bam Bam" Tuivasa is currently UFC's ninth-ranked heavyweight, and the youngest in the top 10.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - He has gone from writing on walls in western Sydney to having his images plastered on them.

A 10m-high photo of Australian mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Tai "Bam Bam" Tuivasa formed the backdrop for an autograph session at the OCBC Arena last month, providing a visual representation of just how far he has come since his days as a teenage delinquent who often got into street fights.

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