Twitter Reacts to Gegard Mousasi’s Defeat of Vitor Belfort

October 9, 2016 11:10 am by Tom Taylor

On Saturday night, in the co-main event of UFC 204, Gegard Mousasi got a fight with an opponent he’s been chasing since his days under the Affliction banner in 2009: Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort.

Though the bout was undoubtedly a better late than never situation, Mousasi made good on this long-awaited opportunity.

In the first round, the Dutchman dominated his Brazilian foe on the feet. In the second, he grounded the fight, easily climbed into full mount, and rained down the ground-and-pound for a beautiful TKO win – much like the ones Chris Weidman and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza recently scored over Belfort.

With the win, Mousasi reestablished himself as one of the middleweight division’s top contenders. He now finds himself in the thick of the title hunt alongside monsters like Chris Weidman, Yoel Romero, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, and Luke Rockhold. Given that all four of these men are currently tied up, however, Mousasi has expressed interest in a fight with middleweight great Anderson Silva – though we know he could be busy too.

As expected, Mousasi’s bout with Belfort garnered some interesting reactions from some of the game’s top fighters and figures.

Here are some of the best of those reactions:

https://twitter.com/georgimma/status/784960664620060672

What did you think of Mousasi’s dominant defeat of Belfort? Do you think he’s ready to fight for the title? Sound off, PENN nation!


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