UFC on ESPN 12 in Tweets: Pros react to Dustin Poirier’s memorable win over Dan Hooker

UFC on ESPN 12 in Tweets: Pros react to Dustin Poirier’s memorable win over Dan Hooker

UFC on ESPN 12 is one for the history books.

After weeks of debating the lightweight main event between Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker, both fans and pundits wondered how the fight could possibly live up to the hype. But after 25-minutes of hellacious fighting, Poirier emerged as the bloody victor over an equally durable Hooker.

Below is how their fellow fighters reacted to their “Fight of the Year” candidate.

Dustin Poirier defeats Dan Hooker by unanimous

Congrats @DustinPoirier

— Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) June 28, 2020

Congratulations @DustinPoirier great fight

— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) June 28, 2020

Great job @DustinPoirier !!! Diamonds are forever. Lafayette’s own. Parker’s dad, great job my brother.

— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) June 28, 2020

Great Fight, Well Done Gentlemen #ufcvegas4 ⚔️ -CSO-

— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) June 28, 2020

That was an awesome fight. Good win for @DustinPoirier and @danthehangman definitely deserves a seat at the big dog table.

— Justin Gaethje (@Justin_Gaethje) June 28, 2020

The curse continues

— Paul Felder (@felderpaul) June 28, 2020

What a fight. Amazing heart.

— Ryan Hall (@ryanhall5050) June 28, 2020

Congratulations to these two savages for a terrific fight!! #UFCVegas4

— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) June 28, 2020

So much respect for each other True martial artists. #UFCVegas4

— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) June 28, 2020

Beautiful fight fellas that’s what it’s all about!!! #ufcvegas4

— Gerald Meerschaert (@The_Real_GM3) June 28, 2020

Gracias a todos por estar con nosotros! Heeeeyyy
Saludos #ufcenvivo #UFCFightNight

— Fabricio Werdum (@FabricioWerdum) June 28, 2020

Thank you @DustinPoirier and @danthehangman! Inspiring stuff!
Huge fan of both, what a fuckn fight!!!

— Lauren Murphy (@LaurenMurphyMMA) June 28, 2020

What an amazing performance from both guys! It’s tough to lose after an effort like that, but the fans won & we have another classic from both these warriors. Hooker will be back, but for now heal up & get back in 155 gauntlet. Congrats to the !! #UFCVegas4 #TheWeeklyScraps!☝

— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) June 28, 2020

Congratulations to the those guys! #ufcvegas4

— Thiago Marreta (@TMarretaMMA) June 28, 2020

loving the fights coming out of the apex! great night of fights all around. can’t wait to get back in there! I love no spectators because you can hear every shot! #primal #UFCVegas4

— Julianna Peña (@VenezuelanVixen) June 28, 2020

Wow.. what a fight.. FTO @DustinPoirier #UFCVegas4 Congratulations @ThiagoAlvesATT @mikebrownmma @DyahAliDavis #FTO

— Jessica Jag Aguilar (@jagatt) June 28, 2020

Standing ovation amazing fight

— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) June 28, 2020

Congrats @DustinPoirier #UFCVegas4

— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) June 28, 2020

My heart was skipping beats waiting on Bruce! Great job @DustinPoirier #UFCFightNight

— Walt Harris (@thebigticket205) June 28, 2020

Great fight from both guys congrats @DustinPoirier

— Sodiq Yusuff (@Super_Sodiq) June 28, 2020

@DustinPoirier is heart of a champ

— Chito Vera (@chitoveraUFC) June 28, 2020

@DustinPoirier a fucking stud and prob one of the most entertaining guys in @Ufc although there’s tons! You always get the best of the Diamond

— Jeremy Stephens (@LiLHeathenMMA) June 28, 2020

Mike Perry defeats Mickey Gall by unanimous decision

@PlatinumPerry congrats

— Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) June 28, 2020

I hope @PlatinumPerry has a new girlfriend for his next fight. Legend

— Sean O’Malley (@SugaSeanMMA) June 28, 2020

Gall #UFCVegas4 pic.twitter.com/DPYaugmAyy

— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) June 28, 2020

What a caractor we gotta love @PlatinumPerry #ufcvegas4

— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) June 28, 2020

I have so many thoughts and opinions on this fight. But first and foremost, congrats to Mike Perry. Personally everything pointed to Gall having the advantages on paper plus the other stuff. #UFCVegas4 #TheWeeklyScraps! ☝

— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) June 28, 2020

Oh boy looking forward to this interview

— Raquel Pennington (@RockyPMMA) June 28, 2020

Perry skills looked great especially on the ground . Improved a lot there. The training is paying off #ufcvegas4

— Brian Kelleher (@brianboom135) June 28, 2020

@PlatinumPerry gave me an idea! After watching him he was right. @YanaKunitskaya1 Will be my only corner next fight! #UFCVegas4 pic.twitter.com/t6199LnrGH

— Thiago Marreta (@TMarretaMMA) June 28, 2020

I think @PlatinumPerry girlfriend just promoted him to a BJJ brown belt after that fight! #ufcvegas4

— Neil Magny (@NeilMagny) June 28, 2020

That’s it! I’m not paying coaches corners or nada ima just have my wife coach me. @PlatinumPerry #Trendsetter @ufc

— Jeremy Stephens (@LiLHeathenMMA) June 28, 2020

Haha. Glad perry won #ufcvegas4

— JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) June 28, 2020

Must see tv and my man @PlatinumPerry can fight! #UFCVegas4 @ufc

— Cody Stamann (@CodyStamann) June 28, 2020

Perry just came out with no team, just his gf and absolutely dominated. What a flexxx!!! That’s some BDE #UFCVegas4

— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) June 28, 2020

Looks like that same “liver failure” from the Diego fight

— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) June 28, 2020

@PlatinumPerry u suck

— Randy Brown (@TouchNgo_) June 28, 2020

Perry Cooked him to the bone

— Bryce Mitchell (@ThugnastyMMA) June 28, 2020

@PlatinumPerry come to @tigermuaythai in Thailand. That’s what’s up bro! #UFCVegas4

— Ian Heinisch (@ianheinischmma) June 28, 2020

Mickey looked sharp in the standup and Mike looked sharp in the grappling! #UFCVegas4

— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) June 28, 2020

Dam mickeys my boy but Perry did a good job tonight #UFCVegas4

— Vinc Pichel (@FromHellPichel) June 28, 2020

Maurice Greene submits Gian Villante

NO FREAKIN WAY! #UFCVegas4

— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) June 28, 2020

Wha……… #UFCVegas4

— Sodiq Yusuff (@Super_Sodiq) June 28, 2020

O shit!!!

— JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) June 28, 2020

Damnnn… What a finish to that fight Head/arm choke from the bottom!! #UFCVegas4

— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) June 28, 2020

Arm triangle from bottom, crazy haha #UFCVegas4

— Edmen Shahbazyan (@edmenshahbazyan) June 28, 2020

Hear me out:

One time I inhaled so much of my partners swear that I tapped due to drowning. That could be a possibility here. #UFCVegas4

— Chas Skelly (@ChasSkelly) June 28, 2020

Gutted

— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) June 28, 2020

You don’t see that everyday! Congrats @TheCrochetBoss ! You animal! #UFCFightNight @ufc

— Cody Stamann (@CodyStamann) June 28, 2020

You’ve got to be fucking kidding me

— Lauren Murphy (@LaurenMurphyMMA) June 28, 2020

Cage might’ve hurt Villante there, props to Green tho, if it works it works #UFCVegas4

— Louis Smolka (@LASTSAMURAIUFC) June 28, 2020

What!!! What!!! I was wondering about the mount and Green came with the choke from bottom! Wild!!! #UFCVegas4

— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) June 28, 2020

Man we have seen some beautiful submissions tonight! #UFCVegas4

— Yana Kunitskaya (@YanaKunitskaya1) June 28, 2020

Was that a head and arm choke from bottom mount? #UFCVegas4

— Neil Magny (@NeilMagny) June 28, 2020

I hit that choke in training #longarms

— Jalin Turner (@JalinTurner) June 28, 2020

What? What just happened #UFCVegas4

— Julian marquez (@JMarquezMMA) June 28, 2020

What the…

— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) June 28, 2020

Brendan Allen defeats Kyle Daukaus via unanimous decision

What a fight! #UFCVegas4 pic.twitter.com/d881pih3dI

— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) June 28, 2020

WHAT A FIGHT!!! @BrendanAllenMMA @KyleDaukaus #UFCVegas4

— player/coach (@CMPunk) June 28, 2020

Nahh these boys threw down!! #UFCVegas4 #TheWeeklyScraps! ☝

— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) June 28, 2020

Holy Moly so so good. #UFCVegas4

— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) June 28, 2020

That fight would of been so much more epic with a crowd. Great Performances, excellent matchmaking! #UFCVegas4

— Dominick Reyes (@DomReyes) June 28, 2020

These guys were really well rounded. Great fight

— Randy Brown (@TouchNgo_) June 28, 2020

Hahaha not impressed that would have been light work at the office for me! #lightwork #UFCVegas4 #iwouldsleeptheprettyboy #prisonstyle #easymoney #nocardio

— Ian Heinisch (@ianheinischmma) June 28, 2020

30-27?

— Lauren Murphy (@LaurenMurphyMMA) June 28, 2020

What a fucking fight! That’s bonus material

— Erik Jon Koch (@NEWBREED04) June 28, 2020

Hope these dudes get a bonus… cuz one of them was fighting for his life for 10k ‍♂️ ‍♂️

— Deron Winn (@DeronWinn) June 28, 2020

Amazing scrap! #ufcfightnight @ufc

— Cody Stamann (@CodyStamann) June 28, 2020

Great fight #UFCVegas4

— Renato Moicano UFC (@moicanoufc) June 28, 2020

Big win @BrendanAllenMMA #UFCVegas4

— Mike Jackson, Esq. (@TheTruthJackson) June 28, 2020

Wait one of those judges gave Allen round 3 ? Wtf is going on man #UFCVegas4

— Brian Kelleher (@brianboom135) June 28, 2020

Great F’n fight gentlemen!!! #UFCVegas4

— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) June 28, 2020

The right person won, but the judging was still horrible. Get these people some fucking education! #UFCVegas4

— Chas Skelly (@ChasSkelly) June 28, 2020

Congratulations @BrendanAllenMMA, way to dig deep!!

— kurt holobaugh (@KurtHolobaugh) June 28, 2020

Takashi Sato knocks out Jason Witt

Wonderful job SATO!!!! #UFCVegas4

— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) June 28, 2020

Wow that my guy Japanese power @satotenten wow! 50K #UFCVegas4

— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) June 28, 2020

Japan showing they still got it heavy hitters on the biggest stage! #UFCVegas4 #TheWeeklyScraps! ☝

— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) June 28, 2020

Gotta love those quick wins with no injuries for Sato! #UFCVegas4

— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) June 28, 2020

Well Shit #UFCVegas4

— Zak Cummings (@ZakCummings) June 28, 2020

Heart goes to my Glory fam tonight. Might not have gone your way but win, lose or draw I’ll always been #TeamWoodson and #TeamWitt ❤❤ #UFCVegas4

— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) June 28, 2020

Fuck yeah! Great job @satotenten

— Chas Skelly (@ChasSkelly) June 28, 2020

Quick pay day!! #UFCVegas4

— Niko Price (@Nikohybridprice) June 28, 2020

Julian Erosa submits Sean Woodson

Damn fuckin so sweet @juicyj_erosa

— Sean O’Malley (@SugaSeanMMA) June 28, 2020

HOW GOOD IS THAT?!?! EROSA BACK IN THE UFC AND IN A HUGE WAY!! Great scrap fellas! #UFCVegas4 #TheWeeklyScraps

— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) June 28, 2020

Congrats Julian! Sick finish 50k worthy

— Dan “50k” Ige (@Dynamitedan808) June 28, 2020

And the tap! Two guillotines tonight. Christmas came early for me #UFCVegas4

— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) June 28, 2020

Damnnnn!!!!! Dope fight!! Dope finish!! #UFCVegas4

— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) June 28, 2020

Woooooooow unbelievable give that man 100 k

— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) June 28, 2020

That was fuckin siiiiiiick

— Lauren Murphy (@LaurenMurphyMMA) June 28, 2020

Julian Erose

— Myles Jury (@FuryJury) June 28, 2020

crazy dope finish. FOTN thus far… #UFCVegas4

— Mike Jackson, Esq. (@TheTruthJackson) June 28, 2020

That was a great set up and finish!

— James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) June 28, 2020

That fight got the house lit af #UFCVegas4

— Eryk Anders (@erykanders) June 28, 2020

He works harder than everyone, he deserves that win, and that bonus $$$ @juicyj_erosa @ufc #fightofthenight

— Tim Elliott (@TElliott125) June 28, 2020

Congratulations Julian, upset…

— Boston Salmon (@bostonboomboom) June 28, 2020

That was an impressive win for Erosa especially with the 5 days notice and a hard fought first 2 rounds still going for the Finish in the 3rd

— Brian Kelleher (@brianboom135) June 28, 2020

So stoked for Julian Erosa #UFCVEGAS4

— Jessy Jess (@missjessyjess) June 28, 2020

Congratulations to @juicyj_erosa pulls off the upset!! #UFCVegas4

— Julio Arce (@JArceTSMMA) June 28, 2020

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