Paul Craig got a little cheeky at Friday’s Polaris weigh-ins.
A veteran UFC light heavyweight, Craig is slated to headline the grappling showcase — Polaris 21: Grapple Island — in a jiu-jitsu match Saturday in Italy against decorated black belt and ADCC champion Jed Hue. The event airs live on UFC Fight Pass.
It’s a diversion that is mostly just a bit of fun for “Bearjew,” who last fought in July in a unanimous decision loss to Volkan Oezdemir at UFC London. And Craig kept the energy light at Friday’s official weigh-ins, sneaking a quick kiss onto Hue’s lips during the pair’s faceoff.
Catch video of Craig’s antics below.
Paul Craig and Jed Hue shared a romantic moment at the @PolarisProEvent 21 weigh ins.
— Roy (@RoyBillington) September 23, 2022
Craig (16-5-1) is currently MMA Fighting’s No. 14 ranked light heavyweight in the world.
The Scotsman has been busy since his setback at UFC London, also competing at the Holytown Havoc 2 grappling event on Aug. 27 in his native Scotland, where he submitted Sam Sweeney with a rear-naked choke.
With submissions in 13 of his 16 career MMA wins, including a memorable triangle choke victory in 2018 over top-ranked contender Magomed Ankalaev, Craig has no shortage of mat skills. Will he be able to replicate his feat against Hue?
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: @PaulCraig vs Jed Hue
— UFC FIGHT PASS (@UFCFightPass) September 22, 2022