An actual respectful Twitter call-out and a calm respectful response, yikes!

An actual respectful Twitter call-out and a calm respectful response, yikes!

This whole respectful Twitter thing could catch on, maybe not.

It’s pretty uncommon these days for fighters to take to Twitter and show each other respect while issuing a challenge. We’ve become numb to the typical trash talking back and forth until the fight is made, and then after months of ferocious banter, two fighters often have an anti-climatic clash in the cage. Yawn.  However, we’ve not seen a respectful Twitter call-out, stop the presses.

David Branch took to his social media account to extend a simple request to fight Yoel Romero. Romero responded with similar respect and tagged the UFC matchmakers in the tweet. I really hope the UFC sets this fight up and rewards a couple of fighters for doing this classy and all.

It remains to be seen as to whether these tweets result in what should be an awesome fight, but I for one am hoping so. This would be a great fight between two fighters in the UFC’s top ten.

David Branch (21-4) came to the UFC and defeated Krzysztof Jotko and then lost his second fight to Luke Rockhold.

Yoel Romero (12-2) was on an eight-fight winning streak until his last bout when he was defeated by Robert Whittaker.