UFC 170 in Tweets: Pros react to Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann, Daniel Cormier vs. Patrick Cummins, more

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Will we ever again see a UFC pay-per-view end without at least a shred of controversy? From the Georges St-Pierre circus, to Anderson Silva's gruesome leg break, and now to questionable stoppages by veteran referee Herb Dean in back-to-back months, something about that pay wall certainly seems to bring out the weirdness of late.

It's shame, too, because UFC 170's anticlimactic end overshadowed one of the most impressive performances in a career full of impressive performances. Rather than obstinately hunting for her trademark armbar, Ronda Rousey showed off the evolution of her game, dispatching fellow Olympic medalist Sara McMann with a vicious dirty boxing clinic that culminated in, according to Fightmetric, the first official knockdown in the history of the UFC women's bantamweight division -- via a knee to the liver, no less.

Rousey remains undefeated, and outside of 'Cyborg', the list of viable challengers to her throne grows smaller and less intimidating by the day.

Yet for the most part, the ensuing conversation revolved primarily around Dean's stoppage, which when contrasted with the T.J. Waldburger hamburgerface special Dean allowed just an hour prior, came off looking particularly odd. But alas, so it goes in the fight game.

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THERE WAS NO OTHER OUTCOME

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MACDONALD GETS BACK ON TRACK

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THE MULLET PREVAILS

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WONDERBOY ROLLS

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