A Night of Tweets: UFC 166

By: Mike Fridley
Oct 20, 2013
Diego Sanchez put on a show to be remembered. | Photo: Nick Laham/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via 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 166 via social networking.

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I wonder if every time Mike Goldberg has sex it's the greatest ever?

— Sherdog (@TheSherdoggy) October 20, 2013


That's the latest knockout in UFC history. Previous latest was BJ Penn over Diego Sanchez at 2:37 R5. #UFC166

— Michael Carroll (@MJCflipdascript) October 20, 2013


With all due respect to Jones, St. Pierre and Aldo, for my money, Cain Velasquez is the best MMA fighter in the world at any weight.

— Brian Knapp (@bknapp52635) October 20, 2013


Texas' docs either best ever or worst ever. Haven't decided yet. "I can see your brain, Diego, but can you see this light? Yeah? OK. Good."

— Matt Erickson (@MMAjunkieMatt) October 20, 2013


Texas doctor: "Still breathing? He's good to go!" #UFC166

— Justin Ivey (@JustinIveyKN) October 20, 2013


I'm no doctor but I have see a lot of men who are too tough for their own good and JDS is one of them. He was out and this should stopped.

— Dana White (@danawhite) October 20, 2013


Good thing Michael Jackson died or he might try to buy JDS skeleton after this fight.

— Greg Savage (@TheSavageTruth) October 20, 2013


The scientists in Junior's corner are actually linguists. Their job is to come up with a viable excuse for his loss. Brazilians are masters

— Jonathan Snowden (@mmaencyclopedia) October 20, 2013


10-8 round three. I swear Herb stopped the fight and Cain said, "Nah bro, I ain't done."

— RJ Clifford (@RJcliffordMMA) October 20, 2013


30-27 Cormier. That was, how to put this, UFC 166's refractory period.

— Josh Gross (@JoshGrossESPN) October 20, 2013


Looking at Diego's cut, I feel like you could give one good tug and open up his entire forehead like a bag of chips.

— Ben Fowlkes (@benfowlkesMMA) October 20, 2013


Now THAT'S a vagina. pic.twitter.com/fF23MWbpP1

— midnite (@123midnite) October 20, 2013


@TheSavageTruth it's driving me fucking crazy!!!!!! He is HORRIBLE

— Dana White (@danawhite) October 20, 2013


that win bonus means Gabriel Gonzaga can finally afford a windowless white van to go with that moustache

— Chris Nelson (@3amMMA) October 20, 2013


Also, Gonzaga's mustache? No way he can buy weed with that thing without being called a NARC.

— Ben Fowlkes (@benfowlkesMMA) October 20, 2013


backstage in Houston, an irate C.B. Dollaway passes by a dressing room marked "EYE" and begins jabbing it with his finger

— Chris Nelson (@3amMMA) October 20, 2013


Dollaway almost got a finish by the brain tickler submission. I wonder if Chuck or Kos taught him that.

— Greg Savage (@TheSavageTruth) October 20, 2013


Nice to know that it isn't any easier for @joerogan to interview Hector than it was for me

— Jimmy Smith (@jimmysmithmma) October 20, 2013


@jordanbreen Marquardt is arguing that this KO was a false positive.

— Michel Vanderby (@MVanderby) October 20, 2013


Goldberg just called Kaufman the best striker in female MMA. With Holly Holm in the building, he said those words.

— Jeremy Botter (@jeremybotter) October 20, 2013


Jessica Eye has those Dateline eyes, finna shoot someone, burn the house down and make some outlandish and incriminating Google searches.

— Jordan Breen (@jordanbreen) October 20, 2013


Palhares just requested that the ref for Amagov/Waldburger ref all of his fights. #UFC166

— MMA Roasted (@MMARoasted) October 19, 2013


"Amagov" gets spell checked into "a magic." Sounds about right. Give me Amagov versus a legit top 15 dude on a good card next.

— RJ Clifford (@RJcliffordMMA) October 19, 2013


Ferguson's sub of Rio at 1:52 of R1 was the quickest D'Arce/Brabo choke in UFC history. Previous quickest: Weidman over Lawlor, 2:07 R1,

— MMADecisions.com (@MMADecisions) October 19, 2013


Horiguchi performing like that middle school kid who gets to play high school ball because he's a stud.

— Mike Whitman (@mikewhitmanmma) October 19, 2013

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