It was only fitting that a night crammed with finishes ended on the most devastating one of all. Former Strikeforce contender Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva crumpled Travis Browne to the mat with a monstrous right hook early in UFC on FX 5's main event, before unloading a salvo of punches to soundly remove Browne from the ranks of the unbeaten.
However, unfortunately the loss wasn't the worst of it. Browne blew out his knee moments prior to the beginning of the end, and Silva wasted no time taking advantage of his opportunity. While Browne's injury was an untimely stroke of bad luck, to steal a famous phrase, these things happen in MMA, and one must still credit Silva for capitalizing in such a violent and decisive fashion.
That reluctant sentiment was exactly the one shared by many of the professional fighters who were watching the event live, as the general temperature on Twitter ranged from congratulatory cries for "Bigfoot" to well-wishes for the now-crippled Browne.
Hell yea! @bigfootsilva my favorite giant!!— Mike Brown (@mikebrownmma) October 6, 2012
Man that sucks, It looked like Travis Browne hurt his knee or something. Anyways big shot from Big Foot, Congrats— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) October 6, 2012
Damn I so happy that my friend @bigfootsilva won that fight!!!!— Rousimar Palhares (@ToquinhoMMA) October 6, 2012
Man, out of all of the times knees can buckle or get injured...in the middle of a @ufc fight has got to the the worst time. Sucks for Browne— Jorge Gurgel (@JorgeGurgel) October 6, 2012
Bigfoot KO Travis brown, KO of the night I love the Heavy weights fb.me/1YCSSGNVs— Roy Nelson (@roynelsonmma) October 6, 2012
@bigfootsilva parabéns campeão vc merece essa vitoria o Brasil ta com vc— Vitor Belfort (@vitorbelfort) October 6, 2012
Huge W for Silva... Congrats to him... Hope Browne's knee is ok...— Jorge Rivera (@Jorge_Conquista) October 6, 2012
@bigfootsilva congrats on fight just watching replay— mark richard hunt (@markhunt1974) October 6, 2012
Thiago Alves. (@ThiagoAlvesATT) October 6, 2012
Holy moly... What a KO!!!— Strikeforce (@Strikeforce) October 6, 2012
"FEE-FI-FO-FUM"- @bigfootsilva— Joe Duarte (@JoeDuarteMMA) October 6, 2012
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunsonMMA) October 6, 2012
. @travisbrownemma what doesn't kill us , only makes us stronger . You do it for your kids as do I . respect bro !— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunsonMMA) October 6, 2012
keep your head up and heal fast @travisbrownemma— Virgil Zwicker (@virgilzwicker) October 6, 2012