UFC on FX 5 in tweets: pros react to Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva vs. Travis Browne

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

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.

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