Bellator 86 was the stage for the return of Bellator stars Muhammed Lawal and Ben Askren.
Here’s how the MMA community reacted on Twitter in real-time as Bellator 86 unfolded live on Spike.com and Spike TV.
A blind chiropractor could have told you it was time to stop that fight. At least the bloodbath is over. Get Amoussou some ice & morphine.— Ben Fowlkes (@benfowlkesMMA) January 25, 2013
I like Ben Askren because of how easily he infuriates all the right people. I can respect and enjoy that! I mean, not for 25 minutes though.— Jonathan Snowden (@mmaencyclopedia) January 25, 2013
In his collegiate wrestling career, Askren would get into positions where I saw no way out without being taken down. He always found one.— Maggie Hendricks (@maggiehendricks) January 25, 2013
I don't want to be the one to tell him, but I'm not sure how well the tough guy act works for Karl Amoussou once that French accent emerges.— Jonathan Snowden (@mmaencyclopedia) January 25, 2013
Lawal did exactly what he was supposed to do, but the bar is so high. Anything other than three whippings would be a disappointment, no?— Mike Whitman (@mikewhitmanmma) January 25, 2013
King Mo just had Coleslaw for dinner.Yep, I went there. KO for the King. #Bellator— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) January 25, 2013
I'm worried for @kingmofh with this pro wrestling stuff. Just saw a guy get whacked with a hammer to the back of the knee. Scary.— Josh Gross (@JoshGrossESPN) January 25, 2013
I believe Ben Saunders just busted the first "Demolition Man" reference in Bellator's history with that "Murder, death, kill" promo. Verify?— Mike Whitman (@mikewhitmanmma) January 25, 2013
Illegal strikes, flips, rolling kicks, losing: it's the Marius Zaromskis career retrospectus.— Jake(@VoxPopulist) January 25, 2013
Whoever is mic'ing up the cage for Bellator this season deserves a raise. Adds such a great dynamic when watching fights.— Dann Stupp (@MMAjunkieDann) January 25, 2013