The MMA twitterverse basically exploded the second long-time middleweight champion Anderson Silva was knocked unconscious by top contender Chris Weidman. The reactions of pro mma fighters across Twitter were actually pretty awesome:
@jonnybones: this sucks
@mattserraUFC: Words can't describe how I'm feeling right now!!! Beyond happy proud & excited for the new champ @ChrisWeidmanUFC !!!!
@vitorBelfort: @ChrisWeidmanUFC Congratulations, you are the new champion. Next challenger is me! Lets do it
@bisping: Hey @ChrisWeidmanUFC so your the champ. Defend it, fight me!
@chadmendes: U MUST respect every opponent!! There is no room in this sport for showboatin. Lesson learned
@officialswick: Never been at such a loss for words after a fight. Too many thoughts to even express. Just wow I guess. #UFC162
@danhendo: Big olé congrats for Weidman, way to show how to put cockiness to sleep. Always supporting the wrestlers! USA baby!!
@hectorLombard: Silva deserves to loss so cocky and disrespectful
@kennyflorian: Even Anderson Silva can't ALWAYS get away with keeping his hands down. Picked Weidman to win but Silva still the best to ever fight in @ufc
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