UFC on FUEL 6 in tweets: Pros react to Cung Le's highlight reel knockout of Rich Franklin

Cung Le - Anton Tabuena, MMA Fighting

It seemed destined to happen. Ever since the UFC announced its debut in China, Cung Le was determined to make it there. Never mind that he nearly broke his right foot a mere four months ago, and that same foot was, at best, just 80-percent recovered.

As it turns out Le, didn't even need it. At the tender age of 40, the former Strikeforce middleweight champion barreled a right hook directly into Rich Franklin's skull midway through the first round of UFC on FUEL 6's main event, crumbling "Ace" to the canvas unconscious and unresponsive.

Franklin was ultimately okay. At least, as okay as somebody can be after being on the receiving end of such dramatic, highlight-reel, ‘Knockout of the Year' fodder. But the mixed martial arts community never sleeps, and not surprisingly, even as the entire west coast was waking up in their weekend haze, a swarm of Le's colleagues flooded to Twitter to shout admiring expletives about the violence they had just witnessed.

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