UFC 171’s finish wasn’t as controversial as some cards have been lately, but it still created a good buzz around Twitter.
In the main event, Johny Hendricks became the new UFC welterweight champion by besting Robbie Lawler via decision. Hendricks earned the win with a late takedown in the fifth.
Fellow UFC fighters and personalities, including Nate Diaz, sounded off.
One hell of a main event! @ufc
— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) March 16, 2014
Awesome fight now time for some killer instinct one some @Xbox one
— Demetrious Johnson (@MightyMouseUFC) March 16, 2014
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) March 16, 2014
Hendricks, Lawler scorecard pic.twitter.com/D7FIaXYO0d
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) March 16, 2014
Hendrix got justice for gsp fight. The winner looks like he got his butt kicked and the loser don’t have a mark on him
— Chris Clements (@menaceclements) March 16, 2014
— Josh Barnett (@JoshLBarnett) March 16, 2014
Hendricks’ likability factor is damn high and his improvement is obvious. Hard division in which to reign for a long time. Who’s next?
— Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) March 16, 2014
Hendricks pulled it out in the 5th rd, in my opinion. Landed a nice left that changed the tide and the leg kicks paid its dues! #UFC171
— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMasterAljO) March 16, 2014
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) March 16, 2014
Thats a wrap! UFC171 Hendricks with the winning takedown @JohnyHendricks
— Kenny Monday (@KennyMonday) March 16, 2014
— Urijah Faber (@UrijahFaber) March 16, 2014
— Antonio sabato jr (@antoniosabatojr) March 16, 2014
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