Ryan Bader — the reigning Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion — was there to help his alma mater, Arizona State University, distract the opposing team during a free throw at a recent basketball game.
Bader was part of the Curtain of Distraction, a tradition at Arizona state where the college tries to distract the opposing team from making a free throw by pulling back a black curtain and having someone or something distracting jump out.
In this case, it was Ryan Bader using a noise maker with two Pikachus and wearing little more than his Bellator championship belt.
MMA Fighting said he was wearing nothing but his belt, but it appears he was wearing some wrestling tights as well.
See for yourselves:
What is happening at Arizona State … pic.twitter.com/RHQriACW4A
— ESPN (@espn) February 16, 2018