As per usual, everyone expressed their feelings on social media during the UFN Phoenix card. It had an Ezekiel choke, a robbery, a broken cup, the return of a legend, and the rise of a prospect. People took to Twitter and shared their emotions.
Based on his flawless performance, Yair Rodriguez received a lot of praise. Joe Lauzon’s post fight speech was all class. Alexei Oleynik received attention after he was mounted and hit an Ezekiel choke. There was a lot to talk about from the card and everyone got in on it.
Twitter reacts to UFN Phoenix:
— KEN SHAMROCK (@ShamrockKen) January 16, 2017
This new judging is scary. Lauzon won rounds from the bottom with a few bottom strikes, escape attempts and sub attempts.
— Michael Chandler (@MikeChandlerMMA) January 16, 2017
— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) January 16, 2017
— kendallgrovemma (@kendallgrovemma) January 16, 2017
That big mother fucker will Ezekiel choke the fuck outta everyone on Twitter talking shit right now. Go lay down.
— Brennan Ward (@SwaggleBerryFin) January 16, 2017
— Anthony Birchak (@abirchakMMA) January 16, 2017
— Bec Rodriguez (@RowdyBec) January 16, 2017
Seeing BJ Penn walk-out with such intensity on his face legitimately gave me chills. However it goes down: still legendary #ufcphoenix
— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) January 16, 2017
When the winning fighter disagrees with the judges decision, it's time to find some new judges. #UFCPhoenix
— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) January 16, 2017
Nothing but respect to BJ. He's a legend and has accomplished amazing things.
Fighters don't age gracefully.
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) January 16, 2017
Aloha bruddah we love you @bjpenndotcom
— Jason Mayhem Miller (@mayhemmiller) January 16, 2017
Wow I disagree with that decision. Classy of Joe Lauzon to say he didn't feel he won. #ufcphoenix . Im always a Lauzon fan
— Chris Camozzi (@ChrisCamozzi) January 16, 2017
So apparently they let video game characters fight in UFC now. Yair Rodriguez. #ufcphoenix That was intense.
— Hannibal Buress (@hannibalburess) January 16, 2017
— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) January 16, 2017
— Johnny Hollywood (@HollywoodCase) January 16, 2017
Oh that's new we've got a broken cup here 🙈 #ufcphoenix
— Megan Olivi (@MeganOlivi) January 16, 2017
Submission while mounted?!!! Are you kidding?!!! That should never happen but that's a definite first. Wow! #ufcphoenix
— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) January 16, 2017
My insecurities cause me to respect people who have laid the foundation for greatness in this sport. Sorry, guys; my bad.
— Julie Kedzie (@julesk_fighter) January 16, 2017