Daniel Cormier's domination of Dan Henderson was such that that the fighters appeared to be in different weight classes. And they may have been. Hendo, now off Testosterone Replacement Therapy, came in seven pounds under the limit, at 199. Cormier cut over 20 pounds to get there.
Minute by minute, Twitter reacted:
Chris Clements @menaceclements
Henderson looks so little in there
Marcelino Evil @KCBanditMMA
WhooooooaaA…last time you seen the bad man Hendo fly like that… I’ll wait
Josh Samman @JoshSamman
WHO THE F--- THROWS PEOPLE IN THE AIR LIKE THAT??
Stephen Thompson @WonderboyMMA
Dan is having such a hard time getting up man I would hate to be under cormer
Mike Straka @MikeStraka
Holy s--- @dc_mma is awesome
Choked out! Daniel Cormier submits Dan Henderson and earns a light heavyweight title shot along the way #UFC173
Michael Carroll @MJCflipdascript
Official: Cormier out-struck Henderson 131 to 12.
TJ Grant @TJ_Grant
Hendo says no to tapping... Like a boss
UFC @ufc now
"I’m ready for @JonnyBones . He’s not ready for me.” - @DC_MMA #UFC173
Bleacher Report MMA @BR_MMA
@danhendo just got choked unconscious and is totally calm and making jokes now in the post-fight interview. What a man. *swoons*
Brett Okamoto @bokamotoESPN
DC: If I decide to take Jon Jones down 100 times, I will take him down 100 times. This is my Octagon.
MMA Roasted @MMARoasted
Jon Jones just heard that call out and poked himself in the eye.
Ben Askren @Benaskren
I called @dc_mma beating up @JonnyBones in 2009, it's gonna happen in 2014!
Would be a great tlme for @danhendo to retire.
Henderson says it's possible that he might go back to competing at 185. "Maybe I shouldn't have given him that chicken."
Ariel Helwani @arielhelwani
This is a very pro Hendo crowd. He apologizes to them afterwards. Hendo says he might go to 185. "I'm not done yet. I love this sport."
The chance to share a cage with one of my true heroes is an experience I will treasure forever. @danhendo I am ur biggest fan and I'm gonna go right back to cheering u and supporting u. Anything I can do I'm there for you. Thank u Dan Henderson and see u soon brother. #legend DC