The UFC came to Dublin and a jammed O2 on Saturday night.
Irish fighters had a clean sweep with Paddy Holohan, Cathal Pendred, Norman Parke, Neil Seery and Conor McGregor all winning. Adopted Irishman Gunnar Nelson also won on the night.
Here's now Twitter reacted.
— Diego Brandao (@DiegoBrandaoMMA) July 19, 2014
— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) July 19, 2014
There's nothing like a big fight feel. Doesn't matter what sport.
— Michael McCarthy (@McCarthyMick) July 19, 2014
Brandao is a dangerous operator in the first round, but McGregor stifled the early threat, then struck. That was dominance personified.
— BT Sport UFC (@btsportufc) July 19, 2014
Probably couldn’t script that any better if you’re the UFC. McGregor’s star grows even bigger. He’ll be a draw everywhere. Not just Ireland.
— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) July 19, 2014
— Paddy Barnes (@paddyb_ireland) July 19, 2014
Holy shit ! That was absolutely unbelievable ! @TheNotoriousMMA you are a monster!
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) July 19, 2014
Conor McGregor may have the shortest term ever as "greatest Irish sportsman alive" if McIlroy walks the British Open tomorrow
— Dodge (@seidodge) July 19, 2014
Ok Liam Gallagher is obvious, Roy Keane is obvious....Conor McGregor is my new third hero
— Colm Parkinson (@Woolberto) July 19, 2014
Far play to @TheNotoriousMMA for finishing the fight in 1st round keep the 3E film on schedule
— Eddie Brennan (@NedzerB13) July 19, 2014
Well done to @TheNotoriousMMA! We're not here to take part, were here to take over... Love that shout!
— Anthony Stokes (@stoksey10) July 19, 2014
Conor McGregor is some man to be fair #walksthewalktalksthetalk
— Aidan Walsh (@Aidan9Walsh) July 19, 2014
What an incredible atmosphere in the 02..! Fair play to @TheNotoriousMMA - he walked the walk..!!
— Des Cahill (@sportsdes) July 19, 2014
— Barry Cahill (@barrycahilldub) July 19, 2014
Go on McGregor ya boy ya!!! @TheNotoriousMMA
— Carl Frampton (@RealCFrampton) July 19, 2014
Yes mcgregor!!! Animal of a man! Boom! @TheNotoriousMMA
— shane long (@Shanelong009) July 19, 2014
To be fair after all his smack talking @TheNotoriousMMA backed it up
— Joe sheridan (@Squarecut84) July 19, 2014
— Anthony Pilkington (@Pilkington_11) July 19, 2014
@TheNotoriousMMA WOW 1st round KO...????????
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) July 19, 2014
Watching the UFC and the missus says "why doesn't he tickle him under the arms" when there grappling
— Sean Cronin (@SeanCronin2) July 19, 2014
Pendred could have lost that inside the first two minutes. Brilliant comeback. #UFCDublin
— Daniel Kelly (@IsMiseDaniel) July 19, 2014
An emotional Neil Seery dedicates his win over Phil Harris to his nephew Jamie, who was buried last Monday. Very moving.
— Ronan O'Flaherty (@ronanoflaherty) July 19, 2014
There were also some dissenting voices, especially regarding 3e's coverage.
— Tony O'Donoghue (@Corktod) July 19, 2014
Anybody who believes Diego Brandao was brought to Dublin to actually compete hasn't been paying attention to the UFC business model.
— Dave Hannigan (@daveyhannigan) July 19, 2014
— Paul Geaney (@Geaney15) July 19, 2014
3e are disgraceful with the adverts here.
— Cian Fahey (@Cianaf) July 19, 2014
Fantastic coverage of the adverts on 3e. Some UFC thing interrupting the ads every few mins #butcher
— Declan Pierce (@DecPierce) July 19, 2014
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