Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder

The Twitterverse: MMA fighters react to Tyson Fury’s TKO win over Deontay Wilder

Saturday was a day full of combat sports action all over the world. Bellator MMA had a pair of events in Dublin, Ireland, while the UFC was in Auckland, New Zealand — which featured an instant classic main event between Dan Hooker and Paul Felder.

With all of the face punching going on around the globe, all eyes were on Las Vegas for the highly anticipated heavyweight boxing rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury with the WBC and lineal titles on the line. The event took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and broke the record for the largest live gate for a heavyweight boxing fight in the State of Nevada.

The rematch was much different than the first encounter between two of the best heavyweights in the world as Fury took control of the action from the opening bell. The one-side nature of the fight continued on until it was waved off by the referee after Wilder’s corner threw in the towel in the seventh round.

Fury’s dominance showed on Wilder, most notably on his ear — which was bleeding through most of the fight. After a pair of knockdowns, the second from a hard body shot, it seemed like the end was near.

Wilder handled the loss like a champion, with pure class. Tyson Fury celebrated the win with a rousing rendition of Don McLean’s “American Pie”, much to the delight of the sold out crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

While it’s customary for the MMA community to Tweet out their thoughts during a UFC or Bellator event as it happens, they also were all about the action in the boxing ring on Saturday night as Wilder and Fury went at it for the second time.

Here is how some of the biggest names in the sport of mixed martial arts reacted to Wilder vs. Fury 2 as it was going down in Las Vegas.

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