Pros react to Weidman’s KO of Silva on Twitter

Sunday, July 07, 2013

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!

@showtimepettis: wow……..

@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