A Night of Tweets: UFC 171

By: Mike Fridley
Mar 15, 2014

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 171 via social networking.

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My brother beat all these motherfuckers #wackasshendrix #sorryassjudges

— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) March 16, 2014

Who wants to see me fight @JohnyHendricks in vancouver for the @ufc welterweight title? Bringing the title back to canada!! @danawhite

— Rory MacDonald (@rory_macdonald) March 16, 2014

Your first photo of Johny Hendricks with the title belt around his waist. #UFC171 pic.twitter.com/7MrjvvJGOf

— UFCONFOX (@UFCONFOX) March 16, 2014

For the 1st time since April 19th/2008, we have a new UFC Welterweight Champion Johny Hendricks becomes the 9th WW Champion in UFC History

— MMA History Today (@MMAHistoryToday) March 16, 2014

The Judges are probably going to give this fight to Ben Henderson. #UF171

— MMA Roasted (@MMARoasted) March 16, 2014

Hendricks' face is all Diego'd up.

— Dann Stupp (@MMAjunkieDann) March 16, 2014

What a slugfest. Lawler is grinning ear to ear but Johny has a concerned look on his face like he just found out the Easter Bunny is a lie.

— Fight Parrot (@FightParrot) March 16, 2014

Remember wrastling Johnny! Stop sweeping the leg Johnny! @ufc http://t.co/bZxwMgDPIq

— Urijah Faber (@UrijahFaber) March 16, 2014

Hate to c that happen to anyone's knee!! condit-I feel ur pain. #ufc171

— Dominick Cruz (@TheDomin8r) March 16, 2014

Condit's facial expression answer to Greg Jackson asking if he was ok seemed to say, "Of course. I'm Carlos Condit."

— RJ Clifford (@RJcliffordMMA) March 16, 2014

I watched the first replay and then turned away. The crowd kept me informed thought with the oohs and aahs with every replay. Yuck

— Greg Savage (@TheSavageTruth) March 16, 2014

Has anyone ever seen @CarlosCondit's second cousin fight? The Artificially Inseminated Killer. #UFC171 @ufc @mikefridley

— Toe Holds Barred (@ToeHoldsBarred) March 16, 2014

Hi, I'm Myles Jury. I'm fighting to defeat Diego Sanchez, not help him get a $60k best fight bonus

— Jack (@SherdogRewind) March 16, 2014

Diego Sanchez and Myles Jury will wake everyone up after that one!!!!!!!

— Dana White (@danawhite) March 16, 2014

@kennyflorian was more of a Tai otoshi, foot was planted on ground.

— Rick Hawn (@RickHawnMMA) March 16, 2014

Jake Shields didn't lose, he just ran out of time.

— Jordan Breen (@jordanbreen) March 16, 2014

Currently living vicariously through Lombard. Except the part where he's lying on top of Jake Shields.

— tanya (@TheTanyaAttack) March 16, 2014

Jake_Shields_Getting_Pancake_Sprawled_On.GIF is a 20 gigabyte file.

— Tomas Rios (@TheTomasRios) March 16, 2014

Jake shields doesn't have proper Lombard support @MiddleEasy

— Giovanni Vallido (@Vallidogs) March 16, 2014

Guess "Al Capone" didn't see that choke coming. OSP made him an offer he couldn't refuse!

— 187er (@SiyarTheKiller) March 16, 2014

I went to the zoo today to look at caged animals and watching Krylov's face after that fight was infinitely more depressing

— Fight Parrot (@FightParrot) March 16, 2014

With Krylov being the first UFC Ukrainian fighter, is there a more sadly forgotten MMA legend than Igor Vovchanchyn?

— Todd Martin (@ToddMartinMMA) March 16, 2014

Me: Well, hope nobody on the PPV was hoping for FOTN... *Diego Sanchez seethes backstage, staring at the monitor like a maniac*

— Mike Whitman (@mikewhitmanmma) March 16, 2014

Tomorrow on AMC y’all can catch Rick Story on the series finale of the walking dead. He’s the zombie that kills errrbody. #UFC171

— Marcelino Evil (@KCBanditMMA) March 16, 2014

You know that left must've hurt Gastelum. He made the 'What's that smell?' face and everything.

— Ben Fowlkes (@benfowlkesMMA) March 16, 2014

Bizarre twist of events in this Story.

— tanya (@TheTanyaAttack) March 16, 2014

Story has zero chill in him so we're about to learn some things about Gastelum one way or another.

— Tomas Rios (@TheTomasRios) March 16, 2014

Rick Story beat Johny Hendricks, and Charlie Brenneman beat Story, and Beneil Dariush beat Brenneman. (Beware of Dariush is all I'm saying)

— Chuck Mindenhall (@ChuckMindenhall) March 16, 2014

Artist: "So, Ms Pennington, where would you like the tattoo?" Rocky: "Whatever. Put it anywhere. I clearly don't give a crap."

— Freddie DeFreitas (@freddefreitas) March 16, 2014

That guillotine was locked in—but it wasn't quite Dynamically Fastened was it? #seewhatIdidthere

— Jonathan Snowden (@mmaencyclopedia) March 16, 2014

Both these chicks look like Tachi Palace Fight ring girls minus the bullet wounds and scars on their thighs #UFC171

— Earl Montclair (@EarlMontclair) March 16, 2014

So in addition to banned substances, do they test women for Y-chromosomes?

— midnite (@123midnite) March 16, 2014

Dennis Bermudez is the 7th active fighter who currently has at least a 6-fight UFC winning streak.

— MMADecisions.com (@MMADecisions) March 16, 2014

I get that he wants to be on the ground & that he likes working on his back, but Jimmy Hettes just took several dives of Bob Sapp calibre.

— Jon (@jonJpatrick) March 16, 2014

Spencer and Garcia just trying to give each other CTE. That's all.

— Jeremy Botter (@jeremybotter) March 16, 2014

Scuffles like this are a contest of whose brain can handle operating on the minimum requirements.

— CagePotato.com (@cagepotatomma) March 16, 2014

I don't want to hear "nice discipline" when someone halts the instinct to knee a dude who clearly deserves it. I want to hear "this sucks."

— Mike Whitman (@mikewhitmanmma) March 15, 2014

@mmaencyclopedia That's intentional. They're selling the brand, not the fighters, lest one of them usurp the brand's popularity.

— Rich Hansen (@JustRichHansen) March 15, 2014

Every time I see someone with their last name tattooed on them, I just assume they are stuck in 'Memento' and need help to remember #UFC171

— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) March 15, 2014

The closest Bubba McDaniel will come to greatness is standing next to his training partner Jon Jones. #UFC171

— MMA Roasted (@MMARoasted) March 15, 2014

I feel like I would enjoy UFC more if they were allowed to pick their opponent's walk out music.

— Ryan Loco (@RyanLoco) March 15, 2014

Congrats to @Flyinjudoka, at #UFC171 he becomes the first Scottish fighter to win inside the Octagon! pic.twitter.com/XkIaiuZvHF

— UFC United Kingdom (@UFC_UK) March 15, 2014

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