Before Andre “Touchy” Fili (18-5) continues his climb up the featherweight ladder in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the colorful personality out of Team Alpha Male required a minor surgery on his heavily-tattooed body.
For nearly a decade, Fili has been entering the cage as a professional mixed martial artist, and the twenty-seven-year-old wanted to fine-tune his championship-caliber chassis prior to an acceleration toward the UFC’s 145-pound title. While on his way to appear under the bright lights—and knife—of the surgeon, the Northern California native shared his last will and testament on his Instagram story. Even though Fili assured his followers that the operation wasn’t very invasive, he couldn’t help but turn on the pressure and hit everyone with a combination of pure comedy while describing his final wishes.
Post surgery hangs. Had to do some minor maintenance to keep things running smooth. The next few months I’ll be building myself up, better and stronger than ever. When I’m back on 2 legs again any/every one of you 45ers in the top 10, that aren’t on my team, can get these hands. I still got 2 more fights to Win this year, a UFC world title to Win this year, and the whole World to take over this year. O&U #outcastsandunderdogs 🏆🌎💯 #bulldogsofinstagram
Back home and already healing, it will be interesting to witness how this touch-up for the one known as “Touchy” pays-off when he returns to the Octagon to add to his two-fight win-streak. As he stated in his post-surgery Instagram post, any featherweight who isn’t with him at Team Alpha Male is on his hit list, “When I’m back on two legs again, any/every one of you 45ers in the top-ten, that aren’t on my team, can get these hands.”