There were a lot of different reactions to Anderson Silva’s knockout at the hands of Chris Weidman at UFC 162 on Saturday. All across the globe—or at least the internet—people starting sharing their two cents, and some of these opinions were pretty hilarious.
However, there is perhaps no better way to get a handle on why the Silva knockout was significant than by looking at the reactions of other professional athletes on Twitter. After all, my understanding of the importance of respecting your opponent is purely theoretical. I haven’t played anything since the spring semester of my senior year of college, when my intramural kickball team lost the championship game. But pro athletes know first hand what it takes to compete and win at a high level. So if they find Silva’s loss particularly fascinating, that’s good reason to believe it was particularly fascinating.
Today, therefore, we’re going to take a look at some of the best Twitter reactions to the big KO from pro athletes. Some are funny and some are kind of deep, but they’re all interesting for one reason or another. Take a look.