One of the greatest threematches in UFC history has come to its end. Cain Velasquez took control of the rubber match early, yet again using his wrestling to press Junior dos Santos to the cage and rough him up. While there were a couple moments where dos Santos might have had Velasquez hurt, it was very similar to the second fight between the two.
Naturally, fans and fighters alike were all over Twitter talking about the goings-on. Let's take a look at some of the gems!
Let's start off with some fighters outside the UFC. Bellator welterweight champ Ben Askren said what we were all thinking while former Bellator women's strawweight fighter Jessica Aguilar said what the UFC wanted you to think. Jon Fitch, meanwhile, gave a shout-out to his training partner's opponent.
@ufc that was an awesome night of fights! Goodnight everyone.— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) October 20, 2013
Nothing but respect for Jr.— Jon Fitch (@jonfitchdotnet) October 20, 2013
Junior dos Santos' gym mates in Brazil sent well-wishes and commendations to their friend.
Lutão de 2 cascas grossas.Cigano é um guerreiro e vai voltar mais forte. Torço por você. Oss @junior_cigano— THALES LEITES (@thalesleites) October 20, 2013
Parabéns @junior_cigano congrats Júnior Dos Santos ! Vc é um grande campeão. U R a true champ.— Demian Maia (@demianmaia) October 20, 2013
As previously stated, the UFC is relentlessly pushing its Mexican fighters. Guerrilla journalist Front Row Brian brought us this interesting bit of information:
lol #BrownPride is trending— FrontRowBrian (@FrontRowBrian) October 20, 2013
Our own writers opened up how Cain Velasquez's legacy stacks up against Pride champion Fedor Emelianenko's. UFC's commentating team quickly labeled Velasquez as the greatest heavyweight mixed martial artist of all time, and there are two sides that feel very differently about that:
@HunterAHomistek Fedor was great in the mid-noughties. The sport has evolved a great deal since then, though. Cain takes the crown, IMO.— James MacDonald (@JimMacDonaldMMA) October 20, 2013
Both fighters and fans alike, though, questioned how long referee Herb Dean let the fight go on for. He came within a split second of waving it off in the third round, but allowed it to go into the fifth. Dos Santos mustered very little offense, and essentially absorbed 10 more minutes of unanswered offense at the hands of Velasquez.
I hate to say this but they should throw in the towel. It's done— Phil Davis (@PhilMrWonderful) October 20, 2013
Stop the damn match. Enough's enough. There's a human being in there.— FrontRowBrian (@FrontRowBrian) October 20, 2013
One sided fight of the year ..— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) October 20, 2013
Dana White sure thought so.
I'm no doctor but I have see a lot of men who are too tough for their own good and JDS is one of them. He was out and this should stopped.— Dana White (@danawhite) October 20, 2013