CNN has made the call. Barack Obama is projected to defeat Mitt Romney in the 2012 United States Presidential Election, much to the equal delight and disdain of many Americans.
Along with the rest of the nation, many fighters in the UFC have been following tonight's polls, with several of them voicing their opinions about the resulting fallout. Fighters like Chris Leben, John Dodson and Phil Davis were happy about the results, as they noted on their respective Twitter feeds:
Yes! Just watched election result— Chris Leben (@cripplerufc) November 7, 2012
I guess the old saying is true. Once you go black you never go back Lol. That's means for America as well.— John Dodson III (@JohnDodsonMMA) November 7, 2012
Two terms! (2chains voice) — Phil Davis (@PhilMrWonderful) November 7, 2012
Other UFC personalities like Jacob Volkmann and Brandon Vera weren't too happy that Obama retained his seat in the White House:
Damn..... Another 4 yrs of this ish...... Damn.... Sad day America.I even voted for his ass the first time....— Brandon Vera (@Verafied) November 7, 2012
And outside the Democrat vs. Republican debate, fighters like Erik Koch and Brian Stann lamented the entire event, positing that there's no reason to celebrate America's two-party election system:
Both are corrupt. Our country needs a bigger change not picking between democrat and republican. Nothing is changing. — Erik Jon Koch (@NEWBREED04) November 7, 2012
regardless of who is President our polarized society is a serious issue & worries me most of (cont) tl.gd/jtrorq— Brian Stann (@BrianStann) November 7, 2012
Currently, there's been no word on the elections from UFC title contender Chael Sonnen, one of the company's most visible Republican faces. Sonnen ran as a candidate for the 37th district of the Oregon House of Representatives in 2010, prior to being charged for money laundering and mortgage fraud.