A Night of Tweets: UFC 164

By: Mike Fridley
Sep 1, 2013
Vera-fied conclusion: Ben Rothwell laid Brandon Vera out in dramatic fashion. | Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images

Mixed martial arts journalism is a serious business. Following the MMA community on Twitter, is not. The following is a light-hearted (and sometimes insightful) look at how the combat sports world viewed UFC 164 via social networking.

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Pettis is so dynamic and lethal, moreso in a 25-minute bout. All these cats wanna wrestlehump the young stunner but can't pay the toll.

— Jordan Breen (@jordanbreen) September 1, 2013

Coming into UFC 164, Henderson was 32-32 in defending subs. It was attempt No. 33, an armbar, that finally broke through.

— Tristen Critchfield (@TCritchfield52) September 1, 2013

Looked like a non-traditional #mma armbar. Didn't stress the front/anterior. Stressed the sides varus/valgus. #ufc164

— The Fight Doctor (@FightMedicine) September 1, 2013

I can see why Frank Mir wanted to continue, but you collapse to the mat like a mannequin tossed out a window? Yeah, they might stop it.

— Ben Fowlkes (@benfowlkesMMA) September 1, 2013

Fucking ridiculous stoppage!!!! The guys with experience make mistakes. That guy had no business being in the Co Main event!

— Dana White (@danawhite) September 1, 2013

I'm going out on a limb, I'm taking Barnett to win the 155lb title. pic.twitter.com/PwwEGc08dQ

— Sherdog (@TheSherdoggy) September 1, 2013

Don't blame Referee Rob Hinds... Hinds sight is 20/20. #UFC164 @MiddleEasy

— Spilled Bag of Ice (@spilledbagofice) September 1, 2013

Brandon Vera always, ALWAYS, walks to the cage like he's really gonna kick some guy's ass and then ... just ... doesn't.

— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) September 1, 2013

shout out to Ben Rothwell, that's how i dance too #whiteguys

— Chris Nelson (@3amMMA) September 1, 2013

Just once I'd like to hear a fighter thank their chemist or TRT for the victory.

— CagePotato.com (@cagepotatomma) September 1, 2013

Those two will take the bonus money and provide entertaining fights for a long time. Poirier is one of MMA's most calculably thrilling guys.

— Jordan Breen (@jordanbreen) September 1, 2013

Tibau-ing: When a muscular fighter overpowers an opponent with repeated takedowns.

— Tristen Critchfield (@TCritchfield52) September 1, 2013

Tim Elliott is beating Gaudinot like he stole his cardboard box he sleeps in @MiddleEasy #UFC164

— Honky Extraordinaire (@Mr_Honky) September 1, 2013

Tim Elliot's beard could build you a barn with old-timey hand tools, then sell you meth after.

— Ben Fowlkes (@benfowlkesMMA) September 1, 2013

Hyun-Gyu Hyun-Gyu Hippo just ate up all the marbles in my heart

— Chris Nelson (@3amMMA) September 1, 2013

Lim is a welterweight? Look at the size of him. He dunks on Olajuwon at Rucker.

— Luke Thomas (@SBNLukeThomas) September 1, 2013

Richard Winter, the guy who had 30-27 Camus is the same guy who had 29-28 Hioki over Guida, yet 29-28 Davis over Machida. Blind squirrels.

— Jordan Breen (@jordanbreen) September 1, 2013

That 30-27 has me more confused than an Akiyama photoshoot.

— Sentinel (@MmaSentinel) September 1, 2013

Hopefully you got on Palelei at +190 and enjoyed an adrenaline-charged sweat through that shitfest. Me, I'm content with the lulzy memories.

— Jordan Breen (@jordanbreen) August 31, 2013

The major difference between that bout and a typical Bellator heavyweight fight is no one was drilled in the groin.

— Luke Thomas (@SBNLukeThomas) August 31, 2013

Palelei: "well Joe i did everything i could to lose this fight but i just couldn't get the L today, i'll come back worse next time"

— Chris Nelson (@3amMMA) August 31, 2013

Comparing Ryan's build to Randy's makes me wonder if Matt Lindland is his real father.

— John S. Nash (@heynottheface) August 31, 2013

In a past life Magnus Cedenblad was a Norse warrior of great renown. And by past life, I mean two minutes ago.

— jim genia (@jim_genia) August 31, 2013

Magnus Cedenblad? Nikita Krylov? Pascal Krauss? Chico Camus? The UFC 164 undercard feels like a collection of rejected Bond villain names.

— Jonathan Snowden (@mmaencyclopedia) August 31, 2013

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