15 Fighters You Must Follow on Twitter

G DAnalyst IIIDecember 23, 2011

15 Fighters You Must Follow on Twitter

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    More than ever before, social media is quickly becoming apart of our everyday life.

    It's rare an individual goes without a smart phone, Facebook, and of course, a Twitter account.

    In the world of mixed martial arts, Twitter has become a popular trend, as almost every fighter can be found by the click of a mouse.

    However, there are several fighters that are must-follows.

    For some reason or another, these fighters have attracted or provided humor to their fans, ultimately increasing their own popularity.

    So, the following slides display 15 fighters you must follow on Twitter.

Urijah Faber

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    Urijah Faber doesn't solely use his Twitter for providing updates, but reaching out and connecting with fans.

    Recent tweet: "Last tribute to my hair, here today gone tomorrow “: what!?! But Im in love with your hair”

    Follow: @urijahfaber

Jason "Mayhem" Miller

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    Jason "Mayhem" Miller may have disappointed in the Octagon in his recent showdown with Michael Bisping, but the same can't be said for his entertainment on Twitter.

    Funny Tweet: "Got my Fubu sweatsuit, Timberland boots and doo-rag all ready for tomorrow."

    Follow: @mayhemmiller

Clay Guida

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    Do you really need a reason to follow Clay Guida?

    Recent tweet: "hope all the fans back home are having a good start to their week."

    Follow: @clayguida

Chael Sonnen

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    A tweet is worth a thousand words.

    That is, if it's coming from Chael Sonnen

    Funny tweet: "Hey Vitor, take my name out of your mouth until you show up for half as many fights as you pull out of."

    Follow: @Sonnench

Anderson Silva

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    The majority of Anderson Silva's tweets come through in Portuguese. However, he's the greatest fighter in mixed martial arts history.

    Recent tweet: "Good morning y'all here we go !!!! tell what is going on !!"

    Follow: @SpiderAnderson

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson

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    It's rare that Rampage ever tweets out of the blue, as the majority of his posts are replies to fans or others associated with MMA.

    Recent tweet: " told ya I didn't really know how 2 use twitter on my phone."

    Follow: @Rampage4real

Forrest Griffin

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    While Forrest Griffin has been known for a few vulgar tweets here and there, for the most part he keeps it clean. Except for the one below.

    Funny tweet: I'd f--- me. oh wait I do, never mind."

    Follow: @forrestgriffin

Tito Ortiz

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    You may be able to take Tito Ortiz out of the Octagon, but you'll never be able to take him out of the Twitter game.

    Recent tweet: "At the mall getting it done!"

    Follow: @titoortiz

Georges St-Pierre

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    Georges St-Pierre certainly isn't the Ochocinco of MMA. On average, GSP will chime in usually around once a day, which is more than enough.

    Recent tweet: "Had a visit from - a great wrestler who also overcame a knee injury to come back better than ever!"

    Follow: @GeorgesStPierre

Jon Jones

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    Hate him or love him, Jon "Bones" Jones is the real deal and uses his Twitter as an outreach source to his many fans.

    Recent tweet: "R.I.P Kayne Alexander Erickson, I hope you're having a blast in heaven"

    Follow: @jonnybones

BJ Penn

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    BJ Penn and company tweet a mile a minute, but it's for a good reason. Nearly all of Penn's tweets are breaking news, outreach and charities.

    Recent tweet: "MMA POLL – Should the UFC Acquire Gilbert Melendez?"

    Follow: @bjpenndotcom

Roy Nelson

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    If your into stand-up comedy, Roy Nelson is the fighter you want to follow as he's one of the funniest guys in the business.

    Funny tweet: "Christmas off? we are in the entertainment business, no holidays off! That the rules. You guys have a safe flight."

    Follow: @roynelsonmma

Alistair Overeem

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    Unless he is approaching a fight day, don't expect to see many tweets coming from the account of Alistair Overeem. However, he's still worth your follow.

    Recent tweet: "Check out my walkout 141 shirt, now available at in Black and White."

    Follow: @Alistairovereem

Brock Lesnar

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    If you're looking for a follower, well, Brock Lesnar isn't your guy as he follows just eight individuals. However, Lesnar releases breaking news, information on his upcoming fights and much more.

    Recent tweet: "Who's ready to see Brock Lesnar back in the octagon at UFC 141?"


Kenny Florian

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    Kenny Florian may very well be the smartest fighter in the sport of mixed martial arts today. Not only is Florian filled with knowledge, but he's down right hilarious.

    Funny tweet: "I already gave my parents signed pictures of myself for their anniversary ($500 value). For Christmas I don't wanna spend that much."

    Follow: @kennyflorian

Other Must Follows

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    Dana White: @danawhite

    Joe Silva: @joerogan

    Mike Goldberg: @MFG16

    Brittney Palmer: @brittneypalmer

    Arianny Celeste: @ariannyceleste

    For additional information, follow Garrett Derr on Twitter.