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Old 10-15-2012, 07:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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UFC 153 in Tweets: Pros react to Anderson Silva's breathtaking knockout of Stephan Bo

Always love hearing what the pros think. Here's some funny comments, reactions, and former foes chiming in.

There's greatness, and then there's all-time, historic, inarguable greatness. What we witnessed on Saturday night falls into the latter category.

Much in the same way a cat might play with it's food before devouring it, Anderson Silva effectively allowed Stephan Bonnar to throw everything he had at him for four minutes, before deciding it was time to end the games and flooring Bonnar with a hellacious knee to the solar plexus. All in all, it was it was 280 seconds of pure, unadulterated artistry, and just further evidence of why Silva makes the short list of greatest fighters to ever live.

And to no one's surprise, Silva's fellow fighters were just as stunned as the rest of us.



Joseph Benavidez

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I had that 1st round goin to Bonnar till Silva decided to try. #UFC
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Wanderlei Silva

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Great Victory Anderson
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patrick cote

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Seriously , do you still questionning yourself about who is the best P4P fighter in the world ??? #spidersilva
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Michael Johnson

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@SpiderAnderson pretty much said don't worry guys he sucks!
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Derek Brunson

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Too real ... Anderson Silva the modern day Bruce Lee #UFC153
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Jorge Rivera

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Anderson Silva = Greatest Of All Time... The GOAT!!!
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Jason High

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Oh. My. God. Anderson is in the Matrix. #UFC153
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Diego Sanchez UFC

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@SpiderAnderson wow this guy is incredible and he just keeps getting better.
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Jorge Gurgel

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I've been studying,doing AND coaching this for so long. Anderson Silva is the Pelé of MMA.Always will b. His confidence n creativity.unique.
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Siyar The Great

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Anderson Silva is showing true greatness... Amazing to see this master's work!
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John Maguire

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Holy shit!!!!!!!! He is the man did you see that!!! #UFC153 #GypsyJiuJitsu
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Myles Jury

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Amazing night of @ufc fights congrats to the best fighter n the world anderson silva #aintnosunshine
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Jerome-Max Holloway

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Wow
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Brad Tavares

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So during the Anderson fight they announced he's #2 in takedown d in the MW division history to... Wait for it... Me! Lol cool to know!
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Aaron Riley

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Can we please see Silva vs. @ChrisWeidmanUFC or @JonnyBones now?
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Mark Bocek

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Anderson is super impressive wow! Just on another level even giving Bonnar a chance... #UFC153
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Ben Saunders

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And that's why I only bet $1. Props to Bonnar for stepping up to the challenge! Good attempt. Still a big fan.
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Ulysses Gomez

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Greatest Of All Time!!!! @ufc @UFCONFOX #UFC153


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Old 10-15-2012, 08:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Brad Tavares and Ben Saunders was hilarious!

Wonder if there's more comin' from other trainers and camps.
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That was ******* hilarious during the fight when Goldie and Rogan were talking about Anderson having the second best TDD in the history of division and then when they found out it was Tavares who had the best, Goldie was all "That's why I didn't know!"
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Jon Bones Jones ‏@JonnyBones
That man Anderson Silva went to work last night

juniorcigano ‏@junior_cigano
Bonnar is really tough but I think Anderson is much more technical superior

13 Oct juniorcigano ‏@junior_cigano
I think Anderson vs Bonnar is gonna be like was Anderson vs Griffin. Who of you guys agree with me?

Dana White ‏@danawhite
Bonnar is bummed out and embarrassed but I told him he shouldn't be! He went after the GOAT and Silva does shit that others can't do.

Stephan Bonnar ‏@StephanBonnar
At least I landed something #ufc pic.twitter.com/wzrPEGZy

14 Oct Dana White ‏@danawhite
Just landed in Orlando to speak at the Cable TV convention 2 morrow. Bonnar is droppin me off and headin home. pic.twitter.com/Wxo6QILD

Retweeted by Stephan Bonnar
14 Oct Stephan Bonnar ‏@StephanBonnar
Not injured, just caught with a perfect knee to the solar plex and it paralyzed me, was just getting movement back when fight was stopped.

14 Oct Dana White ‏@danawhite
Getting Bonnar home to have his baby. pic.twitter.com/AlW4G3Qq
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14 Oct Stephan Bonnar ‏@StephanBonnar
Thanks to everyone for the support, I'm so sorry I lost. I feel so bad for letting my fans down, but I promise to make it up to you.

Knights Out Boxing ‏@KnightsOutBoxin
“@KingMoFH: @dougiefischer damn....it was that good huh...ima see it on delay” Mo there's good and then there's timeless. It was just that

Picture of Anderson visiting Maldonado after he had nose surgery. I thought you would sympathize : ---- ) pic.twitter.com/zc8HDWPP

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I guarantee that @nickdiaz209 will fight @spideranderson @ufc

For the grand finale --->

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“@HypeOrDie: ALAN BELCHER IS THE ONE THATS GONNA PUT AN END TO THE ABSOLUTELY DESERVED COMPLETE DOMINANCE OF THE 185'ERS"thanks pat
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