On Saturday night, Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen met in the main event of UFC 159. Jones dismantled Sonnen by outwrestling the longtime middleweight and scoring a first-round stoppage due to ground-and-pound.
With MMA fans being vocal about their thoughts on the sport, it's always entertaining to turn to social media after any big fight. In this article, we take a look at some of the best tweets about Jones vs. Sonnen.
Before we go any further with the Twitter reactions, let's turn to Dan Stupp from MMAjunkie, who was kind enough to share the .gif image of Jon Jones breaking his toe while hunting for the finish.
Dann Stupp @DannStupp
Here's the .gif of Jones' toe (via @ZProphet_MMA). It ain't pretty. You've been warned. http://t.co/CTKYNlituD2013-4-28 05:22:52
Professional fighter Nick Newell has certainly seen that photo way too many times. Apparently, social media has been fairly liberal in sharing the image of Bones' bones.
Nick Newell @NotoriousNewell
No more facebook for me tonight. 999999 pics of Jon Jones badly mangled toe is enough #ufc159 #toejam2013-4-28 04:44:54
One common theme that continued to pop up across Twitter throughout the evening is the connection between the possible early stoppage in the main event and whether or not Jones could have continued into the second round.
Would the championship have been handed over because Jon Jones has so much power that his own body can't handle it?
Jones was dominating and would have continued to smash Sonnen, but it was still an early stoppage. Bad ending on a bad night. #ufc1592013-4-28 04:18:03
The MMA Corner's Rob Tatum was quick to point out that while the injury to Jon Jones is the one we will be talking about for a bit, it is Alan Belcher who may be in the worst shape after UFC 159.
Rob Tatum @RobTatumMMA
Lost in Jon Jones' broken toe drama, Alan Belcher's eye could be a much more serious injury. Hope he's alright. #UFC159 #MMA2013-4-28 05:45:01
While the injury to Jones is a topic that will be talked about for a while, it hasn't completely overshadowed Chael Sonnen's hint that retirement is just around the corner. Some fans rejoice in his departure from the sport.
Spyda Hamm @MrMajesti
@ufc Sonnen needs to retire. You got plenty of trash talkers there, and some of those guys can actually back it up. He wont be missed.2013-4-28 04:23:40
Others can't stand the idea of a UFC without the American Gangster.
I hope that it's just emotion. Really don't want Sonnen to retire. #UFC159 #UFC2013-4-28 04:23:18
Jones' agent, Malki Kawa, turned to Twitter after the card and hoped to use Saturday's performance as proof that Jon is now the best fighter on the planet.
malki kawa @malkikawa
I'm glad some media members realize that I've been telling the truth. @JonnyBones p4p #1... No disrespect, he's just that damn good2013-4-28 05:48:05
What do you think about the main event? Was the stoppage too early? Could Jones have continued into the second round? Did Jones earn the right to call himself the best fighter in the world? Let us know in the comment section below.