UFC 131: Fans and Fighters React to the Action Inside the Octagon on Twitter

Todd SeylerContributor IJune 13, 2011

JDS landing yet another powerful shot on Shane Carwin
JDS landing yet another powerful shot on Shane Carwin

UFC 131 from the Rogers Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia was an action-packed pay-per-view.

The main card was highlighted by the featherweight debut of Kenny Florian as he defeated the highly talented Brazilian, Diego Nunes in an extremely entertaining affair.

Not to be outdone, Mark Munoz capitalized on his wrestling background, boxing talent, and savage ground-and-pound as he secured a controversial decision victory over Demian Maia.

On Spike TV, Sam Stout secured his "Hands of Stone" nickname as he left Yves Edwards unconscious in the center of the Octagon from a hellacious left hook.

And to wrap up the night's fights, Junior dos Santos exhibited a boxing clinic on the steel-jawed Shane Carwin securing his number one contendership position against the current UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez.

A tremendous fight card with non-stop action caused immediate buzz worldwide. Millions of fans and fighters took to twitter in response to the action inside the Octagon.

Please follow along as I bring you "tweets" from numerous fighters and fans documenting their reactions to UFC 131.

Kenny Florian

rory_macdonald - "I had an awesome weekend in van with the hayabusa crew and also congrats to my friend @kennyflorian on the awesome fight and the win"

Arin_m - "First one to meet @kennyflorian today! Sucha nice guy. Thanks!"

kennyflorian - "my tweeps crack me up. Best fans eva! I'm retweeting u all in mind. Haha"

- "Big thank you to my great sponsors & supporters @musclepharm @deadontools @Tapout @MicroTechCEO & @MicroTechbuzz Support them!!"

- i believe that @thegunness will be a champion. Much respect to him and his great team. It was an honor to face him."

Junior dos Santos

roynelsonmma - "man @ShaneCarwin cardio looks ten times better, diet, and supplements make the difference"

- "@ufcfanrich look at his face" (Nelson referring to Shane Carwin's beaten face)

- "10+ unanswered punches"

- "come on herb!" (Nelson speaking to Herb Dean, the referee)

Random Tweets

dustinpoirier - "my legs hurt so bad"

Thugjitsumaster (Yves Edwards) - "Thank you everyone for your support. I'm fine and appreciate your concern. Congrats@sammyjstout it was fun while it lasted. Great job!"

KSoSUFC (Krzysztof Soszynski) - "Thank you @danawhite for the opportunity to fight in Canada"

ChrisWeidmanUFC - "Whatsup to all my new followers! When I get back home tomorrow I'm going to give out signed gloves, banner, walkout shirt to a random follower"

jakerosholt - "Some really good fights last night. @kennyflorian @mark_munoz looking good & making moves up the ladder"

Jon_Anik - "Was just informed that Junior dos Santos has opened as a slight favorite against Cain Velasquez for the UFC heavyweight title."

mark_munoz - "Much love to my team! @train2reign @kings_mma @ryongracie @Abelito01 @Todd_Newman @KSoSUFC @FabricioWerdum @mayhemmiller @Ellenbergermma"

danawhite - "Great night of fights! Thanks Vancouver now off to Vegas then Brazil"

I realize that there are millions of other tweets that I have missed. Please feel free to add to this list with your comments. Thank you.

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