It’s not uncommon for professional athletes to toss some of their equipment to fans after a win – maybe a headband or a wristband or an elbow pad or some gloves. You see this all the time in the NFL and NBA.

Nobody, however, gives away their cup, but that’s what makes Derrick Lewis Derrick Lewis, folks. Following his first-round knockout of Chris Daukaus on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 199, Lewis removed his cup from his shorts and tossed it into the small gathering of fans inside the UFC Apex.

The weird part? One fan was all too excited to scoop it up and keep it.

Check it out (via Twitter):

Derrick Lewis throws his cup into the crowd.#UFCVegas45

— Jed I. Goodman © (@jedigoodman) December 19, 2021

So what compelled Lewis to do that?

“One day it can be an NFT,” Lewis said. “Make some money off that sh*t for real.”

Let’s hope that guy cashes in.

After he washes his hands, of course.

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