Anaheim Ducks defenseman Kevin Bieksa went viral Tuesday after landing a superman punch during a fight with Philadelphia Flyer Radko Gudas. On Thursday Bieksa admitted on Twitter that legendary UFC fighter, Georges St-Pierre, was a big inspiration for throwing the punch.
St-Pierre returns to the Octagon next week when he takes on Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight title in Madison Square Garden at UFC 217.
HAYMAKER! @kbieksa3 @AnaheimDucks pic.twitter.com/Vn1S449Lnm
— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) October 24, 2017
Lots of ppl asking – been throwing the SMP for over a decade. Some land some miss. @GeorgesStPierre was big part of the inspiration for it. https://t.co/bzpDkJk2dN
— Kevin Bieksa (@kbieksa3) October 26, 2017
I’ve thrown the superman punch many ways but would never try it on the ice!!! https://t.co/d7YSe8DTet
— Georges St-Pierre (@GeorgesStPierre) October 26, 2017