NHL winger Marcus Foligno looked less like a hockey player and more like a UFC fighter Tuesday -- 'cause he threw a WILD Superman punch to kick off an epic on-ice brawl.
Foligno and Jets defenseman, Brenden Dillon, dropped the gloves in the first period of Minnesota's game against Winnipeg ... and it didn't take long for Foligno to try the famous MMA move.
Marcus Foligno starts his fight against Brenden Dillon with a superman punch pic.twitter.com/qURWlEurtn— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) October 20, 2021
Marcus Foligno starts his fight against Brenden Dillon with a superman punch pic.twitter.com/qURWlEurtn
Just seconds into the tilt, the Wild forward leapt into the air and threw the punch ... but fortunately for Dillon, it just barely missed.
The two -- known as some of the best fighters in the NHL -- then traded blows for a few seconds ... with Foligno at one point connecting with a HEAVY uppercut.
Foligno starts the fight with the superman punch. 👀👊 pic.twitter.com/hghI9Mf9Se— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) October 20, 2021
Foligno starts the fight with the superman punch. 👀👊 pic.twitter.com/hghI9Mf9Se
The guys were ultimately separated by the refs after about 30 seconds ... and based on the reaction of the two, Foligno clearly felt he won the scrap.
Both guys were hit with penalties for fighting ... though they each returned.
Foligno ended up getting the last laugh on Dillon -- the Wild won in crazy fashion in overtime, 6-5.
But, thankfully for all of us, the Jets and Wild play again on Nov. 26 -- round 2 between Dillon and Foligno coming then?