While there were several things to take away from UFC 210, the biggest story was no doubt the sudden and unexpected retirement of Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson following the main event.
With the light heavyweight taking the microphone and announcing he was leaving fighting behind him to move on to pastures new, many of his contemporaries took to social media to offer their thanks to a man who provided a great career — and plenty of amazing highlights.
Best of luck in your future career @Anthony_Rumble The LHW will miss your bombs👊🏻
— Alexander Gustafsson (@AlexTheMauler) April 9, 2017
Wow, two retirements tonight. Didn't see that coming. Congrats on a great career @Anthony_Rumble Johnson pic.twitter.com/wdEPsYSDTy
— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) April 9, 2017
@Anthony_Rumble it's been an absolute pleasure watching you fight!! #UFC210 #KOKing
— Stephen Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) April 9, 2017
Anthony Johnson and Jon Jones backstage at #UFC210. pic.twitter.com/8cFXQrzrmY
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) April 9, 2017
I feel like I'm getting punked! Rumble nooooo #UFC210
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) April 9, 2017
Wow. Anthony Rumble Johnson retires from UFC to take another job? WTF is happening in my sport? #ufc210
— Sean O'Connell (@realOCsports) April 9, 2017
I'm suddenly sad… @ufc
— Alpha Cat Zingano (@CatZingano) April 9, 2017
Congrats @Anthony_Rumble on the great career had the pleasure of fighting on the same card as him and will never forget the kos @ufc #ufc210
— Steven Siler (@Stevesiler) April 9, 2017
@Anthony_Rumble Salute to you and your career, it was a joy watching you compete. The comeback and re-rise was most memorable.
— Chris Wade (@CWadeMMA) April 9, 2017