A Night of Tweets: UFC 173

By: Mike Fridley
May 24, 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 173 via social networking.

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For Team Alpha Male, this is like the Red Sox finally winning the World Series. The "Can't win the big win" rap is gone forever.

— Dave Doyle (@davedoylemma) May 25, 2014

Of all the Team Alpha Male fighters, I know you (just like me) had Dillashaw as the first to get a title.

— Chuck Mindenhall (@ChuckMindenhall) May 25, 2014

Imagine the victory party at Alpha Male if Dillashaw wins this. Bunch of shirtless little guys, drunk off a beer apiece, just going nuts.

— Ben Fowlkes (@benfowlkesMMA) May 25, 2014

Dillashaw had 2 camps pretending to be Barao for Faber. Think he doesn't know his game inside and out? That's what you see here.

— Jeremy Botter (@jeremybotter) May 25, 2014


— GFKonMMA (@GFKonMMA) May 25, 2014

DC: If I decide to take Jon Jones down 100 times, I will take him down 100 times. This is my Octagon.

— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) May 25, 2014

That's the sort of victory you lay on someone to say, "We could fight 100 times. They'll all end with my hand raised. Not yours. Ever."

— Luke Thomas (@SBNLukeThomas) May 25, 2014

That tops Overeem-Mir as Beatdown of the Year 2014 frontrunner. Hendo, synonymous with tuff guy shit, looked like he didn't want to fight.

— Jordan Breen (@jordanbreen) May 25, 2014

that look on hendo's face when he woke up tho. gon need a interview describin the nightmare that occurred during that brief nap.

— GFKonMMA (@GFKonMMA) May 25, 2014

Oh my sweet lord in heaven. Hide anyone you might love from Daniel Cormier.

— Mike Whitman (@mikewhitmanmma) May 25, 2014

Dan Henderson's first Olympic appearance was 22 years ago. Think about that.

— Coach Mike (@coachmjr) May 25, 2014

huge win for "Roofless" Robbie Lawler i hope he can afford a roof now

— Chris Nelson (@3amMMA) May 25, 2014

just need to remind yall that robert glen lawler once separted elephant gun knuckles manhoef from consciousness in dramatic fashion b.

— GFKonMMA (@GFKonMMA) May 25, 2014

Such a Lawler finish. For a guy associated with explosive KO's, he has always excelled at breaking folks down and methodically nixing them.

— Jordan Breen (@jordanbreen) May 25, 2014

Might've been the best all-around performance of Robbie Lawler's career. Made Jake Ellenberger look like a rookie for three rounds.

— RJ Clifford (@RJcliffordMMA) May 25, 2014

After that Varner injury, Mizugaki's ankle braces seem like a really good idea.

— Josh Gross (@yay_yee) May 25, 2014

Doctor steps on Jamie Varner's foot #UFC173 pic.twitter.com/h3Mv4TnEGr

— John Pollock (@iamjohnpollock) May 25, 2014

Doctor steps on Jamie Varner's foot #UFC173 pic.twitter.com/h3Mv4TnEGr

— John Pollock (@iamjohnpollock) May 25, 2014

Shout out to @JasonHerzogMMA. One of the best refs for real.

— tanya (@TheTanyaAttack) May 25, 2014

Jamie Varner is tougher than my dad.

— Eric Jackman (@NewYorkRic) May 25, 2014

How tough is Jamie Varner!!!!

— Dana White (@danawhite) May 25, 2014

What a gutsy performance by Jamie Varner fighting fairly ably on a broken ankle. Strangeness continues to follow his career.

— Todd Martin (@ToddMartinMMA) May 25, 2014

"I declare this meeting of the Midnight Society closed" pic.twitter.com/qQnUnuA3Wz

— Chris Nelson (@3amMMA) May 25, 2014

THIS JUST IN: @UFC is targeting an Aug. 30 rematch between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson. (via @bokamotoESPN) http://t.co/DeVKF32QgA

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 25, 2014

Jones has not accepted Gus rematch yet, but offer is out there, per Lorenzo Fertitta. Gus verbally agreed today.

— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) May 25, 2014

Dana gets mad at MMA media for not giving Renan Barao enough respect/credit. UFC then misspells Barao's name on a graphic. Good times.

— Robert Sargent (@MMARising) May 25, 2014

Found it. RT “@JasonNawara: What are the Japanese symbols for Kalib Starnes?" pic.twitter.com/HT1XjxBIYM

— Freddie DeFreitas (@freddefreitas) May 25, 2014

Kikuno was the unexpected love child of the inebriated one night stand that was the UFC Singapore card, and now he's probably gone.

— Coach Mike (@coachmjr) May 25, 2014

Tony Ferguson just bounced Kikuno's head like a half inflated volleyball.

— TJ De Santis (@TJDeSantis) May 25, 2014

#UFC173 Fact: Katsunori Kikuno just suffered the first knockout loss of his 30-fight career.

— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) May 25, 2014

Tony Ferguson is for real. Has been for awhile. Breakout candidate 2014.

— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) May 25, 2014

Chris is getting his hold worth in the full month position #nopun #UFC173

— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunsonMMA) May 25, 2014

My UFC walk out: Kenny Loggins' "I'm Free" blasting while I reenact the entire Kevin Bacon warehouse-gymnastics scene from Footloose.

— Freddie DeFreitas (@freddefreitas) May 25, 2014

Chris Holdsworth nickname is "Holds it down?" That sounds like Bellator's policy with Eddie Alvarez's fighting career. #UFC173

— MMA Roasted (@MMARoasted) May 25, 2014

A lot of heads believed Al Iaquinta was the safest play on the card. Underdogs continue to come in all day in MMA. #UFC173

— Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) May 25, 2014

MMA, folks. Al Iaquinta was beating up Mitch Clarke. Didn't look close. Then Clarke snagged a D'Arce choke and Iaquinta went to sleep.

— Josh Gross (@yay_yee) May 25, 2014

@CrooklynMMA I wonder if the UFC got dimmer lights so Brittney wouldn't melt.

— Jon (@lahzerous) May 24, 2014

The Leech just drained Michaud of everything he had there at the end. Get it? Because he's the...forget it. Screw you guys.

— Ben Fowlkes (@benfowlkesMMA) May 24, 2014

I don't think it's fair that KJ Noons gets to compete under the pseudonym David Michaud. #UFC173 @benfowlkesMMA

— Dusty Wallace (@CosmicDustMite) May 24, 2014

China Top Team is not only a badass fight camp but also the name of my favorite type of porn. #UFC173

— MMA Roasted (@MMARoasted) May 24, 2014

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