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UFC Fight Night 112 in Tweets: Pros react to Kevin Lee vs. Michael Chiesa, more

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UFC Fight Night 112 in Tweets: Pros react to Kevin Lee vs. Michael Chiesa, more

A long and generally strange MMA weekend ended in controversy on Sunday night, as referee Mario Yamasaki’s stoppage at UFC Fight Night 112 ruined what was looking to be a star-turning performance by Kevin Lee, who submitted Michael Chiesa with a first-round rear-naked choke in the night’s main event.

Lee was likely seconds away from choking Chiesa out clean with Chiesa’s own signature move, but Yamasaki ultimately stopped the contest before a tap, leading to an outraged Chiesa to call for an immediate rematch. That outrage was largely shared by the pros online, who had plenty to say about Yamasaki’s decision.

KEVIN LEE DEF. MICHAEL CHIESA

Yamasaki strikes again. #UFCOKC

— The Spartan (@EliasTheodorou) June 26, 2017

That Yamasaki decision to stop the fight robbed Lee of the tap and Chiesa of the escape. Bad! Just let it go. It’s a choke! #UFCOKC

— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) June 26, 2017

WTF did Yamasaki just do?!?! JESUS MAN!! Not saying that choke wasn’t on but BRO, LET US FIGHT!! #UFCOKC

— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) June 26, 2017

He didn’t call the illegal elbows and he stopped it early bad calls ref #UFCOklahoma

— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) June 26, 2017

Is this fight in NY? I didn’t see Mike tap but the ref stopped it? Wtf?? @ufc

— Chris Camozzi (@ChrisCamozzi) June 26, 2017

Damn!! That’s horrible!! Cmon ref!

— Michael Johnson (@FollowTheMenace) June 26, 2017

That’s a bummer

— Dom Shonuff Waters (@Shonuff89) June 26, 2017

NOOOOOO FUCKING MARRRIO!!! #UFCOklahoma #UFCOKC

— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) June 26, 2017

What a terrible way to end the card.

— Chase Sherman (@ChaseShermanUFC) June 26, 2017

There was no tap!! What????? #UFCOKC #ufc it was in but you have to tap. The ref should have grab his arm to see if it was limp

— Aiemann Zahabi (@Aiemannzahabi) June 26, 2017

Awful

— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) June 26, 2017

That’s some bullshit. He was obviously close to tapping but he didn’t. Big fuck Up by the ref. Come on! @ufc

— Chris Camozzi (@ChrisCamozzi) June 26, 2017

Very bad stoppage

— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) June 26, 2017

Just ran home to see that ! No tap !? That sucks man. Feel for chiesa. Look what Kish got out of earlier in night. Not over.

— Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) June 26, 2017

Fire Mario Yamasaki!!! Worst ref in history! @ufc #UFCOKC

— Bobby Nash (@B_Nashty) June 26, 2017

Damn he allowed illegal elbows and then prematurely stopped the fight. Ahhhhhh nooooo it wasn’t over

— Tatiana Suarez (@TSPMMA115) June 26, 2017

That was a deep choke but you gotta know when to stop a fight and that was a BAD stoppage @ufc #UFCOKC

— Chris Kelades (@keladesmma) June 26, 2017

Mario is a BJJ black belt. He’s experienced enough to wait for the tap. Kish looked done as well. Again, awful stoppage. I picked Lee to win https://t.co/C1EgIBDvdT

— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) June 26, 2017

Except for the part where Chiesa got up immediately after the stoppage https://t.co/C1EgIBDvdT

— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) June 26, 2017

This our sport ladies and gentlemen, and what we deal w/whenever we step into that cage. Mike wudve went out on his shield…LET HIM! ‍♂️

— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) June 26, 2017

How can you measure someone’s heart by ripping it right out of them?!

— Jon SuperSaiyan Tuck (@JonCruzTuck) June 26, 2017

It was deep but there was short time… he didn’t even check him if his excuse was he thought he was out.. Damn that sucks

— sheldon westcott (@sheldonwestcott) June 26, 2017

Illegal elbows early stoppage, Mario you’re fired #UFCOklahoma fuck that

— Chito Vera (@chitoveraUFC) June 26, 2017

That’s not fair to @MikeMav22

— Chito Vera (@chitoveraUFC) June 26, 2017

Seriously the worst ref and UFC history! #FireHim #NoTap

— Marion Reneau (@BelizeanBruiser) June 26, 2017

Can we run that fight back please #UFCOKC

— Tatiana Suarez (@TSPMMA115) June 26, 2017

Yamasaki is THE WORST! I said it before the fight even started! SMH!!!

— Marion Reneau (@BelizeanBruiser) June 26, 2017

When are referees gonna be held accountable for bad calls? I know it’s a tough job but a bad call changes people’s lives

— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) June 26, 2017

Besides that…Kevin Lee looked really good tonight #UFCOklahoma

— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) June 26, 2017

Chiesa does go a little limp for a second in the replay.

— Will Brooks (@ILLxWillBrooks) June 26, 2017

Was a good stoppage! #UFCOKC

— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) June 26, 2017

Could’ve went a second or 2 longer. But went from defending the choke to limp hands. #UFCOKC

— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) June 26, 2017

It was over. @DominickCruz #Detroit baby ! #MarioSavesLives #GoodReff #AnyBlackBeltWillTellYou #DontGetPutInThatPosition

— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) June 26, 2017

Aside from the controversy it’s safe to say that Kevin Lee looked like a fuckin killer tonight. #UFCOklahoma #UFCOKC

— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) June 26, 2017

Calling out Khabib?? Nobody calls out Khabib

— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) June 26, 2017

Yo @MoTownPhenom I got next!! Let’s do the shit!! Don’t be scared homie!

— James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) June 26, 2017

TIM BOETSCH DEF. JOHNY HENDRICKS

Man, that was a vicious head kick by boetsch. Beautiful technique and power. #UFCOKC

— Tatiana Suarez (@TSPMMA115) June 26, 2017

The Barbarian lands a HEAVY kick to the head and then flurries on Bigg Rigg for the win. #UFCOKC pic.twitter.com/d9VP2HT635

— The Spartan (@EliasTheodorou) June 26, 2017

Daaaaaymn!! #UFCOkahoma

— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) June 26, 2017

Incredibly odd now he stayed down on one hand and knee. Like he thought he was sparring or something. Strange.

— Joe Lauzon (@JoeLauzon) June 26, 2017

Boetsch was too good and too big for Hendricks tonight. R2 tko for Boetsch #UFCOKC #ufc

— Aiemann Zahabi (@Aiemannzahabi) June 26, 2017

Misses weight at 185 but he is clearly a welterweight …#confused https://t.co/9CdhpliuCw

— Chris Kelades (@keladesmma) June 26, 2017

Awesome KO by The Barbarian @TimBoetsch #UFCOKC

— Dom Shonuff Waters (@Shonuff89) June 26, 2017

Cashing in on Boetsch tonight. Def the best chance underdog on the card @ 5-1 for the finish. Thank you #UFCOKC

— Damien Brown (@beatdown155) June 26, 2017

FELICE HERRIG DEF. JUSTINE KISH

Kish is tough ! Good work from Herrig

— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) June 26, 2017

Kish is incredibly tough, but Felice dominated her for almost the entirety of their fight. Impressive. #UFCOKC pic.twitter.com/5CMOXdWryJ

— The Spartan (@EliasTheodorou) June 26, 2017

Damn 30-26! #UFCOKC

— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) June 26, 2017

Great job @feliceherrig looked awesome!

— Brad Tavares (@BradTavares) June 26, 2017

Great win for @feliceherrig. And man @JustineKish is so tough. She kept powered through the RNC. Great fight #UFCOKC

— Tatiana Suarez (@TSPMMA115) June 26, 2017

Great performance @feliceherrig picture perfect fight!!

— sheldon westcott (@sheldonwestcott) June 26, 2017

Give Herrig 50gs!!!!! #ufc #UFCOKC

— Aiemann Zahabi (@Aiemannzahabi) June 26, 2017

Awesome fight @feliceherrig @JustineKish #UFCOklahoma

— Bec Rawlings (@RowdyBec) June 26, 2017

Looks like I’m cashing in! Thank you @feliceherrig

— Chas Skelly (@ChasSkelly) June 26, 2017

Had the “goodnight Kish” tweet ready like… #UFCOKC pic.twitter.com/CenaE5UOtW

— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) June 26, 2017

Is that DOODOO on the Canvas!

pic.twitter.com/JhceoWwcuo

— Chase Sherman (@ChaseShermanUFC) June 26, 2017

DOMINICK REYES DEF. JOACHIM CHRISTENSEN

Dominic Reyes with a quick tko win #ufcokc

— Tatiana Suarez (@TSPMMA115) June 26, 2017

Give that man his 50G’s!! @ufc

— James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) June 26, 2017

DAMN. Hell of a debut. #UFCOKC pic.twitter.com/xhzQKsR1D2

— Chase Sherman (@ChaseShermanUFC) June 26, 2017

Very impressed by the performance of “Devastator.” #UFCOKC pic.twitter.com/0G1ve1PBTp

— The Spartan (@EliasTheodorou) June 26, 2017

Damn, gave that dude a bloodstache #UFCOKC

— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) June 26, 2017

Congrats to the homie @DomReyes so happy for you bro https://t.co/j59ofwy8Jq

— Curtis Blaydes (@RazorBlaydes265) June 26, 2017

TIM MEANS DEF. ALEX GARCIA

@MeansTim great job, one of my all time favorite fighters. Great rang accuracy & super clean in the pocket #cheers #Goonsqade #UFC214

— Seth Baczynski (@Sethbmma) June 26, 2017

Alex Garcia is one of the most in shape people we’ve seen since the USADA era #UFCOklahoma

— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) June 26, 2017

Win or lose we saw improvement in my man @AlexGarciaMMA. His boxing looked better and so did his cardio! Proud of u! #ufc #UFCOKC

— Aiemann Zahabi (@Aiemannzahabi) June 26, 2017

DENNIS SIVER DEF. B.J. PENN

Sad to see a performance like that from #legend #bjpenn @ufc #UFCOKC Him & #fedor need to retire and not tarnish anymore of their legacies

— Jordan Rinaldi (@JordanRinaldi) June 26, 2017

Nice job @bjpenndotcom still a great fight

— Julianna Peña (@VenezuelanVixen) June 26, 2017

Easy 2 see BJ doesn’t have the fight left…hard to see a legend continue as a shell of his former self #UFCOklahoma

— Chris Kelades (@keladesmma) June 26, 2017

Hurts me to see BJ get hit that much. #UFCOKC

— Zebrinha MMA (@EricSpicely) June 26, 2017

I really hope that’s the last we see of the prodigy. If so, thanks for all the violence and memories, BJ. #UFCOKC pic.twitter.com/Kucy63gmyJ

— The Spartan (@EliasTheodorou) June 26, 2017

Wtf i like BJPENN too much I don’t want to see this anymore he is a legend brutal watching that last round @ufc #UFCOKC

— Truck Gordon (@TruckMMA_UFC) June 26, 2017

A lot of people say the UFC should release or cut BJ Penn, but what would Penn do then. Fight still. BUSINESS is a doggy dog world!

— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) June 26, 2017

When you want it more you win @ufc solid W @DennisSiver

— Charles Rosa (@CharlesRosaMMA) June 26, 2017

strange performance from BJ Penn tonight. 0 Takedown attempts and a nonexistent gas tank.

— Mike Brown (@mikebrownmma) June 26, 2017

Hard to see legendary fighters continue to fight past their prime & get beat up badly. Destroys the legacy they worked hard to build #UFCOKC

— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) June 26, 2017

BJ continues to fight because he doesn’t have other ways to financially provide for himself & family. It’s the only explaination.

— Will Brooks (@ILLxWillBrooks) June 26, 2017

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