Minutes after Chris Weidman shocked the world with his second round TKO of the great Anderson Silva, the inevitable responses from the fighters it affected most began to show up on Twitter.
Not surprisingly, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was quick to weigh in, as his potential super fight with Silva is out on the shelf, at least for the time being. His reactions were short but to the point:
Crazy— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) July 7, 2013
this sucks.— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) July 7, 2013
Indeed it may not be the best case for Jones, whose fight with Silva could have gone down as the biggest match in MMA history. Now, a rematch with Weidman and Silva could loom.
However, a middleweight in the mix for a title shot spoke up as well. Vitor Belfort, who believes he has done more than enough to earn his shot, sent out a couple of tweets staking his claim:
No is my time no rematch to silva @danawhite is my time— Vitor Belfort (@vitorbelfort) July 7, 2013
So the UFC was shaken up at the top when Weidman pulled the unthinkable this evening. What will be next for the young champion? How about Silva? And has the door been perhaps opened for Belfort to get the title shot he so craves?