The beauty of social media is that it empowers everyone with a story to tell it. The ugliness of social media is sometimes these people with stories to tell are total whackjobs, but whatever. UFC Fight Night 135 left more than a few differing perspectives in its wake, with lightweight Terminator Justin Gaethje reminding the world that he belongs among the division’s elite, and opponent James Vick demonstrating the best techniques for sleeping in the Octagon.
So many perspectives! Here’s what the main eventers and co-main eventers had to say after their fights!
As you can see here, the tone of Gaethje is all happy and full of gratitude, because he finally got an easy fight since joining the UFC. Fighting Vick was the easiest paycheck ever – am I right?
Meanwhile, for Vick, it was all about…
Worst night of my life last night. Thank you @justin_gaethje for the opportunity. Tho confident in myself I did always respect you. I said what I said to get and promote the fight. You are a class act and I do appreciate your kind words last night. I have no excuses. I was in shape, healthy and confident. I blew it. For all those that believed in me and support me I am truly sorry. I will go back and keep training and loving this life of being a fighter and a martial artist. This is the life I have chose and I guess this comes with the territory. Thanks to all my friends, family and teammates for the support and thank you @UFC for the opportunity.
Yeah, that’s sounds like a guy who remembers nothing of what happened after the referee said “Go!” Homeboy is going to have nightmares about Gaethje for years.
It’s been a little rocky and feels good to get a little pressure off me and breathe just a bit. We secured the win, now back to the drawing board to prepare for the next battle. I want to give a huge thanks to to my squad and coaches preparing me for this one. What An amazing back to back weekends for the @hkickboxing squad @hardknocks365 6-0. @henrihooft @coachgjones @kamibarzini @drcpeacock Squad continues to move forward and on to the next ones. #squad #squadup #hkickboxing #joneswrestling #teammenace #ufc #bellator #finishstrong
Obviously, Michael Johnson pulled out the much-needed win, although you can tell by the tone that it was a close one and damn is Johnson grateful.
Andre Fili, on the other hand…
I WON that fight. Plain and simple. My preparation was perfect and my performance was superior. The universe provides challenges and rewards us for the way we react to and navigate through them. All I’m going to keep focusing on is what I can control. I’m hungrier than ever and I’ll be back better than ever. Thank you to everyone who has my back, I love ya’ll. With that said, @menace155 you hit like a bitch and you act like a bitch- I’m ready to crack it off anytime.
I would say something about Fili being pretty salty, but it was a close fight… He’s earned the right to gripe.