Twitter reacts to Marquardt over Te Huna

Saturday, June 28, 2014

It did not seem like a recipe for success. Nate Marquardt lost three at welterweight, so he moved up to middleweight. And he faced James Te Huna, who was dropping down from light heavyweight. And it was in Te Huna's hometown.

But Nate was great as he armbarred the favorite James Te Huna at 4:34 of the 1st round.

And Twitter reacted.

Jason Floyd @Jason_Floyd
Te-Huna’s last win came 497 days ago against Ryan Jimmo and Marquardt’s last win came 716 days ago against Tyron Woodley

Ariel Helwani @arielhelwani
Must win for Marquardt? You can certainly make a strong case …

jim genia ‏@jim_genia
Prediction: A “no contest” b/c Marquardt slathers himself with testosterone gel en route to the cage & Te Huna does the same with Vegemite.

UFC Canada @UFC_CA
HERE WE GO! It's MAIN EVENT TIME in Auckland, New Zealand!!!

Jerome-Max Holloway @BlessedMMA
Wow sick walkout by te huna! #haka #UFCfightNightAuckLand

Stephie D ‏@CrooklynMMA
•Throw a spear in someone!!!
•Whoops! Thought I was using my “inside my head” voice.
*Hakuna Matata

Matt Phillips ‏@MattPhillips22
Now that theatrics are OK for UFC, Team Alpha Male can now come out as Oompa Loompas & sing clever rhymes about their opponents

UFC ‏@ufc
That was awesome!! #BestWalkoutEver Well done

Dana White @danawhite
Crowd in New Zealand is AWESOME!!!

Stephie D ‏@CrooklynMMA
I love when two guys on a losing skid fight each other. They go for broke.

Bleacher Report MMA @BR_MMA
Marquardt drops Te Huna with a knee, but he is back up quickly. Marquardt ends up in top position shortly after

Heidi Fang @HeidiFang
Marquardt has Te Huna mounted, but hasn't done much with it. Te Huna working to get out of trouble, but taps to an armbar by Marquardt.

jim genia ‏@jim_genia
“My opponent was tough, but man, you can't mess with the 144,000 chosen rulers of God's kingdom, know what I'm saying?”

 Michael Smith ‏@MichaelSmith87
Belfort is pissed that Jesus is cheating on him with Marquardt

 TV3 New Zealand @TV3nz—UFC-Fight-Night-in-Auckland/tabid/415/articleID/350584/Default.aspx

Mike Chiappetta MMA ‏@MikeChiappetta
•As I wrote in my Art of Submissions story recently, locks are extremely rare these days. Amazingly, that's only 2nd armbar in UFC this year.
•There've been 232 UFC fights so far in '14. Dustin Kimura over Jon Delos Reyes was the other armbar. Took place in 1st UFC event of the year

UFC ‏@ufc
Anyone check @NathanMarquardt's ID b4 stepping in the Octagon? Are we sure that wasnt @Sethrogen or @dannymasterson?

Damon Martin ‏@DamonMartin
Nate Marquardt ends the night with an armbar win. And now my head will hit the pillow

Dana White ‏@danawhite
FOTN: O'Connell vs Villante 50k. Performance: Oliveira and Marquardt 50k each. Congrats it was a very tough night to pick