Twitter reacts to Hunt vs. Silva ‘fight of the year’ epic fight

Saturday, December 07, 2013

The best part of Twitter is that it allows people to post their immediate thoughts when a big event occurs. In MMA, it’s great to see the immediate reaction of fighters to their peers and of the media, especially to an amazing fight of the year candidiate.

Dana White: Both Hunt and Silva win FON and both get their win bonus and I might buy them both their own private ISLANDS!!!! Sickest HW fight ever!!!

Dana White: I agree that I have NEVER been so happy with a draw in my life! I am happy it was a draw. Winner of that fight is US the fans!!!

Hector Lombard: F….k this is for real!!!

Roy Nelson: I love the main event It’s got me yelling at the TV @ufc

Stipe Miocic: This smile on my face will be here for at least a week. #Respect

UFC: @markhunt1974 and @BigfootSilva combined for 184 significant strikes, the highest amount in UFC heavyweight history. #UFCFightNight

Joe Rogan: Can’t read any tweets until I get home, because I hear the UFC tonight was beyond insane and I gotta watch with virgin senses later

Kevin Iole: Those guys are going to need a long time off before they even think of fighting again

Ariel Helwani: Oh man, the fight is scored a DRAW. And you know what? I’m actually totally cool with that. That totally works. I love it.

American Top Team: BEST HEAVYWEIGHT FIGHT IN #UFC HISTORY!! @BigfootSilva & @markhunt1974 ! No loser in this one #ATTnation #UFCFightNight #MMA

Kirik Jenness: That is what it is like to fight a zombie for real

Jon Anik: Never washing Big Foot’s blood outta this suit. Ever.

Benson Henderson: Guess who left a lil early and didn’t watch the main event tonight, yup, that’d be this turkey-butt right here…

Kenny Florian: Yep, safe to say that was a friggin fight!!! #Bigfoot & #Hunt are animals! A #classic #UFCFightNight

Cole Miller: Best decision ever!!!!!!!

Vinny Magalhaes: @danawhite can u rebook that fight again for next year. If it’s much to ask, I’d like to watch that fight 10 more times! 

Megan Olivi: Thank you Bigfoot Silva and Mark Hunt for that INCREDIBLE fight! #UFC #ILoveFights

Damon Martin: Good gawd! (In my best Jim Ross voice). What a fight from Mark Hunt and Bigfoot Silva. I don’t care who wins.  That was just insane #UFC

Rick Story: Hunt and Silva!!! Bad ass guys!!

Shane Victorino: That has climbed up as my favorite fight right there wow #BigfootvsHunt #UFCFightNight @danawhite @lorenzofertitta

Ian McCall: Wow one of the best heavyweight fights of all time

FOX Sports Live: Not sure if you guys have seen that “UFC Fight Night 33” is trending right now or not, but HOLY CRAP WE STILL CAN’T BELIEVE THAT FIGHT.

This is of course just a sampling of what was going around Twitter after the fight. I’m sure the MMA Twitter-verse exploded during this epic fight. It’s nice to see that there really aren’t complaints about the judging, as the majority draw was a deserving decision on this fight.