MMA community reacts to Patriots’ unforgettable Super Bowl win

February 6, 2017 8:32 am by Tom Taylor
Tyron Woodley at the Super Bowl

On Saturday night, the UFC touched down in Houston, Texas with an exciting night of mixed martial arts action.

In the evening’s main event, we saw “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung mount a successful comeback after three years away from the sport, knocking out a game Dennis Bermudez in the very first round. Elsewhere on the card, we saw Felice Herrig score an upset win over the previously unbeaten Alexa Grasso, James Vick score a late submission over Abel Trujillo, Volkan Oezdemir and Marcel Fortuna score big wins over established UFC names, and Jessica Andrade earn a strawweight title shot with a thrilling defeat of Angela Hill. Yet by Sunday night, pretty much nobody was talking about this exciting card.

That, of course, is because the Super Bowl was touching down in Houston’s NRG Center. This year, the big game pitted the New England Patriots against the Atlanta Falcons – and it turned out to be an absolutely unforgettable night.

Though the Falcons started strong, the Pats were ultimately able to rebound from a massive, 25-point deficit to capture the win in overtime – which marks the first time ever a Super Bowl has gone into overtime. Having led the Pats to this epic comeback win, star quarterback Tom Brady now owns a whopping fifth championship ring.

Just like they are when there’s a big fight on, many members of the MMA community were glued to their screens for this massive game. Here are some of the best reactions to the Falcons’ early lead, the Patriots thrilling comeback and eventual win, and Brady’s ever-growing ring collection.

https://twitter.com/Amanda_Leoa/status/828385497458307074?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

https://twitter.com/BrendanSchaub/status/828346295999803392?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Lmao #gamers

A post shared by Derrick Lewis (@thebeastufc) on

.@Patriots time for the come back. @rockwellwatches

A post shared by titoortiz1999 (@titoortiz1999) on

https://twitter.com/Amanda_Leoa/status/828443525431820288?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

https://www.instagram.com/p/BQJ8Hmhj8L0/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BQJ8qVIBvC3/?taken-by=josealdojunioroficial

I guess I should have hedged at Half. #ActionJunkeez

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https://twitter.com/Anthony_Rumble/status/828448739870248960?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

https://twitter.com/thugjitsumaster/status/828451829419802624?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Who were you rooting for in this year’s Super Bowl? Sound off, PENN Nation!

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 2/6/2017.


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