Twitter Reacts to UFC on Fuel 8: Silva vs. Stann

Craig AmosFeatured ColumnistMarch 3, 2013

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The UFC on Fuel TV 8 main event between Wanderlei Silva and Brian Stann produced an incredible nine-minutes-and-change of action. After all the bloodshed, wild exchanges and near finishes, it was the legendary Silva whose hand was raised on the strength of a crushing knockout punch.

It was certainly a noteworthy fight. Here's a collection of some of the better notes made about it via the Twitter universe.

Bleacher Report's Damon Martin sounded off on a storybook win for the The Axe Murderer, while also giving props to Stann for putting on half of an amazing contest.

UFC president Dana White put in his two cents regarding Silva's performance. I think he was impressed.

Rival MMA promoter Bjorn Rebney of Bellator even acknowledged the match. You know that means it had to be special.

Canadian middleweight Patrick Cote expressed his glee of seeing the legendary Silva prove that he's still got some fight left in him. It's hard to argue with his statement.

British middleweight Michael Bisping, however, is looking at the other side of the story. The Brian Stann side of it. Yes, it was an epic fight and Cinderella moment for Silva, but it was also a devastating loss for Stann.

Bleacher Report's Jeremy Botter is looking ahead to what's next for Silva. Is an impending showdown between Brazilian comrades likely?

Or, could Silva use the opportunity to go out on top, as B/R's McKinley Noble recommends?

Silva's future might not shape up until after the dust settles, but for now he can simply enjoy his most epic victory as a UFC fighter.

It will be interesting to see the picture the UFC on Fuel 8 fallout paints. Check out Bleacher Report's post-fight coverage for analysis on how it will all play out.