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UFC 261 in Tweets: Fighters react to brutal finishes by Kamaru Usman and Rose Namajunas

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UFC 261: Usman v Masvidal 2 Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

UFC 261’s main card concluded with a knockout of Jorge Masvidal, courtesy of Kamaru Usman’s right hand, on a card that was unusually heavy on brutal finishes and fight-ending injuries.

From the back-to-back leg injuries that ended the nights of Jim Crute and ex-middleweight champion Chris Weidman to the back-to-back knockouts of Zhang Weili and Masvidal, Saturday’s pay-per-view event was a reminder of the insane highs and lows of the sport and the physical repercussions they carry to octagon combatants.

Here’s how fighters reacted to UFC 261’s main card.


Kamaru Usman def. Jorge Masvidal


Rose Namajunas def. Zhang Weili


Valentina Shevchenko def. Jessica Andrade


Uriah Hall def. Chris Weidman


Anthony Smith def. Jim Crute