A Night of Tweets: UFC on Fox 9

By: Mike Fridley
Dec 14, 2013



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 on Fox 9 via social networking.

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With GSP out now, Demetrious Johnson is now MMA's most professional man, just punching the time card, improving, booking men hospital trips.

— Jordan Breen (@jordanbreen) December 15, 2013

WOW!!! What a finish!!! @mightymouseUFC retains his title!! https://t.co/JZuMco6vBh

— UFC (@ufc) December 15, 2013

Immediate cynical take: great KO could help Johnson's star power, but short fight hurts FOX ratings.

— Luke Thomas (@SBNLukeThomas) December 15, 2013

Remember when Demetrius Johnson said Benavidez throws hard with his eyes closed?

— RJ Clifford (@RJcliffordMMA) December 15, 2013

What's the over-under on the number of hammer fists that DJ landed before it was stopped? 6? That's speed.

— Mike Whitman (@mikewhitmanmma) December 15, 2013

Faber is one of the best finishers in MMA history. When he is facing non-champs, he doesn't usually just win big, he blows doors off homies.

— Jordan Breen (@jordanbreen) December 15, 2013

Faber channeled his Thailand street fight there. So vicious a finisher is Faber Joe.

— Rich Hansen (@MMATorchRich) December 15, 2013

Danzig's ass is not for sale. So he's either against slavery or homophobic.

— midnite (@123midnite) December 15, 2013

Danzig's shorts say "Not For Sale"...Askren's say "Please Buy Me" #UFConFOX9

— MMA Roasted (@MMARoasted) December 15, 2013

Ryan "Light" Flare Ryan "Shit Ain't" Flare Ryan "I Got Dat" Flare

— tanya (@TheTanyaAttack) December 15, 2013

On a separate note, I was told McKenzie showed up sans mouthpiece or shorts. Someone got those for him at a store nearby.

— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) December 15, 2013

Coincidentally, I helped the CSAC with some data analysis this week. The conclusion was that 10-8 rounds are not used adequately in MMA.

— MMADecisions.com (@MMADecisions) December 15, 2013

Edson Barbasol, He'll Shave Your Face.

— Tomas Rios (@TheTomasRios) December 15, 2013

Judging incompetence! Refereeing incompetence! Castillo vs Barboza had it all!

— Jon (@jonJpatrick) December 15, 2013

Rogan called Bobby Green "Bobby Brown"...it's his prerogative. #UFConFOX9

— MMA Roasted (@MMARoasted) December 15, 2013

"This is big! THIS IS BIG!" The professional announcer says of an inconsequential late flurry in a lopsided fight.

— Tomas Rios (@TheTomasRios) December 15, 2013

RT @BjornRebney: :) ... wait.... :( ?... ;

— Chris Nelson (@3amMMA) December 14, 2013

Despite not having any warmup fights in the WSOF, ex-Bellator champ Zack Makovsky looks sharp in his UFC debut. Imagine that.

— Tristen Critchfield (@TCritchfield52) December 14, 2013

@FrontRowBrian its not that bad a fight joe pic.twitter.com/yFggb6auVy

— Jed I. Goodman (@jedigoodman) December 14, 2013

STILL HAS THE TAG ON! RT @BrandonfrmNJ: Cody shorts @jordanbreen pic.twitter.com/7LrzIDoUB9

— FrontRowBrian (@FrontRowBrian) December 14, 2013

Oh my. The legend of Cody McKenzie grows. Fighting in MMA shorts with the tags still on.

— Jon (@jonJpatrick) December 14, 2013

McKenzie can't return his shorts now that Big John ripped off the tag. There goes three bucks down the drain.

— Dann Stupp (@MMAjunkieDann) December 14, 2013

I just realized that if GSP drank more NOS Active, maybe he wouldn't have to step away for a while. He should buy some. With his money.

— Matt Erickson (@MMAjunkieMatt)

Cody McKenzie seriously looks like a dude that would've gotten beat into a coma on a Monte Cox show in a Quad Cities titty bar in 1998.

— Jordan Breen (@jordanbreen) December 14, 2013
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The beating was so thorough, Trujillo is now going to go to Bowling's locker room and take his wallet, and Bowling will say nothing.

— jim genia (@jim_genia) December 14, 2013

We're just two fights in on tonights #UFCFightNight card and we just spotted this guy. #JustBleed pic.twitter.com/D90kWdolrM

— UFC (@ufc) December 14, 2013

Abel Trujillo was so impressive in dispatching Roger Bowling that Joe Rogan finally started pronouncing his last name correctly.

— Tristen Critchfield (@TCritchfield52) December 14, 2013

Breaking News: The UFC has installed a Doggy Door in the Octagon in order for Team Alpha Male to enter. #UFC

— MMA Roasted (@MMARoasted) December 14, 2013

Official Score card: Alptekin Ozkilic wins by split decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29) over Darren Uyenoyama. pic.twitter.com/cxlKnRYXPv

— UFC Tonight (@UFCTonight) December 14, 2013

Duane Ludwig told Team Alpha Male that if they win tonight than Santa will give them the day off tomorrow. #UFC

— MMA Roasted (@MMARoasted) December 14, 2013

yosemite sam and the grapple hobbits

— GFKonMMA (@GFKonMMA) December 14, 2013

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