When Brian Ortega knocked Frankie Edgar out in the co-main event of UFC 222, it didn’t just send fans into raptures.
Plenty of Ortega and Edgar’s colleagues — including one Conor McGregor — were as stunned by the first round ending. Naturally, many took to social media to voice their opinions on the contest, with many offering sympathies to Edgar after losing by a finish for the first time in his career.
Frankie's career deserved for that to be against me tonight.
Love and respect always!
A true fighters fighter ❤
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 4, 2018
You had nothing to gain from taking that fight @FrankieEdgar. But you took it you defended what you already earned. There’s no belt for sacrificing everything but true fans and Jersey knows no belt can outshine what you bring to the sport. Chin up bratha
— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) March 4, 2018
Good shit @BrianTcity
— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) March 4, 2018
Wow! Ortega os simply AMAZING!!!🙏🏽 #UFC222
— Marion Reneau (@BelizeanBruiser) March 4, 2018
UPSET city damnnnnn #ufc222
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) March 4, 2018
Frankie was rocked, he was wise enough not to shoot in on his legs while he was rocked but ultimately paid the price. T-City has a VERY dangerous set of skills. Impressive stuff.
— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) March 4, 2018
Can I be the mayor of t-city?! Jesus congrats Brian Ortega. #ufc222
— Chase Sherman (@ChaseShermanUFC) March 4, 2018
— Ray Borg (@tazmexufc) March 4, 2018
Damnnn!!! Ortega just keeps getting better and better each fight!! Crazy talent. Can’t shoot on him anymore and can’t let him push you backwards. Damn I was really looking fwd to seeing Holloway take on Edgar too 😕 Congrats “T-City!” #UFC222
— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) March 4, 2018
Wow OMG knew it… @BrianTcity is REAL! #UFC222
— Jessica Jag Aguilar (@jagatt) March 4, 2018
Wow! Incredible performance T City
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) March 4, 2018
Wow!! Wow!! Wow!! @BrianTcity you did it homie! Amazing stuff! Frankie always impressive man!
— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) March 4, 2018
— Katlyn Chookagian (@blondefighter) March 4, 2018
@BrianTcity gets the first ever KO of @FrankieEdgar didnt see that coming, Edgar is a warrior.
— Jake Matthews (@JakeMatthewsUFC) March 4, 2018
— Chas Skelly (@ChasSkelly) March 4, 2018