A UFC fighter known as "Combat Wombat" has been jailed for punching a drunk man in the face outside a Melbourne bar.
Ben Sosoli is a heavyweight fighter who has made YouTube videos on "how to knock someone out".
He assaulted his victim while working at Jacksons Lounge Bar in Toorak as a responsible service of alcohol officer in September 2019.
The patron had been refused entry because he was too drunk, but snuck in twice anyway.
Sosoli marched him outside and punched him in the jaw when the man tried to free himself.
He had to undergo specialist facial surgery.
Solsoli, 30, has been jailed in Victoria's County Court for 22 months.
His contract with the UFC has also been cancelled.
Solsoli told police the patron had been "threatening to f*** [him] up" and also said he was jet lagged after returning from the US the day before.
Judge Gavan Meredith on Monday said Sosoli should expect to come across argumentative and aggressive patrons while working at a bar and deal with it appropriately.
"You are expected not to respond to provocation in the way you did," the judge said.
Solsoli pleaded guilty to recklessly causing serious injury.
He must serve 11 months of his sentence before he can be considered for release on parole.