Fighter Twitter feuds. They’re becoming more and more prevalent in today’s MMA world. Fighters will go on Twitter and call out a fighter, or several fighters, then wait to see who bites.
Once a response is given the back and forth usually starts. Each fighter will give their reasons for wanting to fight and their predictions for how they will end the fight, then things will either end respectfully with both agreeing that the bout needs to happen, or it goes a different route.
Some of these social media fights go on for a while and can get pretty ugly. Just look at the one between UFC fighters CM Punk and Cathal Pendred, or the more recent spat between Bellator champs Will Brooks and Patricio ‘Pitbull’. These things can get out of hand quickly.
Check out some of the most recent fighter call outs and slams presented in 140 characters or less:
Still waiting on the JDS confirmation! Come on @junior_cigano time to get rolling! I can't believe you are afraid.. So what R u waiting for
— Alistair Overeem (@Alistairovereem) August 17, 2015
— Junior Dos Santos (@junior_cigano) August 17, 2015
— Jeremy Stephens (@LiLHeathenMMA) August 18, 2015
Pennington looks like she needs a dance partner. Good thing I'm a great dancer! Set it up #ufc191
— Sarah Kaufman (@mmasarah) August 17, 2015
— Matt Mitrione (@mattmitrione) August 17, 2015
Be Careful with your words Josh, I can give you the worst time of your life in side the cage. https://t.co/IOm4gr0CUC
— rafael natal (@rafaelsaponatal) August 15, 2015
So ill start twitter beefs & start calling out people for no damn reason.That's the new era. Be nothing, do nothing…jus say somethin
— Bubba Jenkins (@BubbaJenkinsMMA) August 17, 2015
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