Today in the MMA Twitter World: Sonnen, Bisping, Nelson and Edwards' Joke Fails
When used correctly, Twitter is a fantastic tool. It's an easy way to get a message out to the masses with no fluff. When you're working with no more than 140 characters, there's no room for filler.
However, like any tool, it can be used incorrectly. What we have today are nine examples of Twitter being used as a productive tool and one example of a user perhaps needing a bit of a safety manual before they should be allowed to handle such a device.
In today's edition we have appearances by: Pat Barry, Chael Sonnen, Ronda Rousey, Roy Nelson, Michael Bisping, Yves Edwards and more.
Chael Sonnen Is Always on
On Wednesday night, the UFC held a media dinner for UFC 148. Present was Chael P. Sonnen, the man who will compete against Anderson Silva on that card's main event.
Always one to seize an opportunity, Sonnen did not disappoint, thankfully the UFC's Dave Sholler was there to let us know of the goings-on.
Urijah Faber Finds out He Better Watch His Back
Also present at the UFC 148 dinner was Urijah Faber, who learned that unlike many people you may meet in life, Chael Sonnen makes no bones about the fact that you should never turn your back when the man with "the largest arm in West Linn, Oregon" is near.
Ronda Rousey Stops by the Maxim Office
Oddly, Ronda Rousey removed her heels to play a game of Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, but left them on when she delivered this throw to one of the Maxim staffers.
Thankfully, it appears the beer can pyramid suffered no damage during the throw.
Roy Nelson with a Nod to Pee Wee Herman
Roy Nelson was originally scheduled to face Antonio Silva at UFC 146, however due to Alistair Overeem's removal from the card, that fight was scrapped.
Silva was booked to face Cain Velasquez after Frank Mir was moved to the main event against Junior dos Santos.
Nelson was then booked against Gabriel Gonzaga, but an injury forced Gonzaga from the card. Nelson is now slated to face Dave Herman, a man who goes by the nickname "Pee Wee."
In a nod to the man that Herman borrowed his nickname from, Nelson went to twitter to find what the secret word of fight day should be.
Charlie Brenneman Gets Philosophical
Showing that life on twitter is not all fun and games, Charlie Brenneman poses a deep question.
Pat Barry Keeping Things Light
There are not many fighters as laid back and easy going as Pat Barry is outside the cage. Once the cage door locks behind him it's a different story, but outside, "HD" is always looking to entertain.
Bleacher Report Commenter Takes Sides
Seems like the readers of Bleacher Report's MMA section have begun to take sides in the battle of lead writers. One reader seems to clearly favor Jeremy Botter over Jonathan Snowden.
UFC on FOX 3 Press Conference
Apparently, today's UFC on FOX 3 press conference was not the most festive gathering the UFC ever held.
Michael Bisping Offers His Apologies
All right, first things first: he got the location correct, but the card wrong.
No matter, Michael Bisping was originally booked to face Tim Boetsch at UFC 148, but that fight has since been moved to UFC 149 and for that, Bisping offers his sincere apologies to those who bought tickets to see him compete at UFC 148.
Yves Edwards Apparently Missed the Memo That Some Jokes Don't Fly on Twitter
The UFC has had some of its fighters issue questionable tweets in the not too distant past. That behavior is most likely at least partially behind Anheuser-Busch recently voicing their displeasure with some of the UFC's fighters.
This fact was seemingly lost on Yves Edwards, who dropped this one on twitter earlier today.