Pro Fighters React to Stipe Miocic vs. Overeem

September 11, 2016 6:57 am by Tom Taylor
Stipe Miocic

Last night, in the main event of UFC 203, Cleveland’s Stipe Miocic successfully defended the UFC heavyweight title by burying Alistair Overeem under a torrent of first-round punches. The champ’s incredible win, which saw him survive several savage Overeem strikes, dazzled not only the fans inside Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena, but many of the game’s premier fighters.

Here are some of the most memorable Twitter reactions to Miocic’s huge, hometown win:

https://twitter.com/Amanda_Leoa/status/774826574537515008

https://twitter.com/EliasTheodorou/status/774827309417107456

https://twitter.com/BrianStann/status/774827865946791936

https://twitter.com/FunkMaster_UFC/status/774826432908394496

https://twitter.com/CoreyA_MMA/status/774826781526396928

https://twitter.com/JoeEllenberger/status/774827756219535360

https://twitter.com/FollowTheMenace/status/774826344626679808

https://twitter.com/kennyflorian/status/774826755928432640

https://twitter.com/VenezuelanVixen/status/774826239576141824

https://twitter.com/Benaskren/status/774826349391470594

In his post-fight interview with UFC color commentator Joe Rogan, the vanquished Alistair Overeem asserted that he felt Miocic tap during a brief guillotine attempt in the early moments of the fight. Rogan then challenged Overeem, who had just been peeled off the canvas, to review a big-screen replay of the submission attempt and identify this alleged tap. Unsurprisingly, this incredibly awkward moment generated plenty of interesting fighter reactions of its own. You can see some of those reactions below.

https://twitter.com/One_Punch/status/774828336715411457

https://twitter.com/MenaceBermudez/status/774828345662013440

https://twitter.com/illwillbrooks86/status/774828004799156224

https://twitter.com/RothwellFighter/status/774828009001984000

https://twitter.com/FunkMaster_UFC/status/774828206515945473

https://twitter.com/TheJamesKrause/status/774828142708002816

https://twitter.com/ALIAQUINTA/status/774828131140198404

And finally, a representative from Overeem’s camp took to Twitter to assure that the former Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 heavyweight champion would be back in spite of the loss.

https://twitter.com/Alistairovereem/status/774828592886865920

What did you think of Miocic’s vicious knockout of Overeem? Did it excite you as much as it excited the fighters above? Sound off, PENN nation!

 


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