Following Roy Nelson’s stunning first-round knockout of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC Fight Night 39 in Abu Dhabi on Friday, fighters took to Twitter to react. Nelson knocked Nogueira down early in the opening round and finished with a one-punch knockout that left some questioning whether it’s time for the Brazilian fighting legend to hang up the gloves.
— Dana White (@danawhite) April 11, 2014
Whoooo what a KO by big country!! Nasty — STORMIN NORMAN PARKE (@norman_parke) April 11, 2014
Roy with the galloping right hand lol — Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) April 11, 2014
Ohh man … — Raphael Assuncao (@RaphaAssuncao) April 11, 2014
Its hard to see a legend go down like that. Big Nog had some big wins in Brazil, won Pride and UFC titles, I think its best he hangs them up — Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) April 11, 2014
Wow tough to watch. . Those were some big overhands. Nog couldn’t get out of the way.
— Mike Brown (@mikebrownmma) April 11, 2014
— Steven Siler (@Stevesiler) April 11, 2014
Love Big Nog, a legend but I never want to see him fight again. Nelson looked sharp. Set up combos with feints & was patient. #UFCAbuDhabi
— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) April 11, 2014
Minotauro is a legend that has done it all but needs to retire from @ufc CTE is no joke.
— Cesar Gracie (@CesarGracieBJJ) April 11, 2014
— Roy Nelson (@roynelsonmma) April 12, 2014