When Chris Weidman defeated Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Long Island, it wasn’t just the fans that went crazy.
With Weidman a well respected figure in the mixed martial arts community, it’s no surprise that many of his peers were happy to see the former champion receive a change in fortune.
As usual, fighters and commentators alike took to social media to voice their congratulations. Check out some of the best below:
Kelvin has an amazing chin & finished R1 well but Chris Weidman had a fantastic round 2 and submission to get the job done. HUGE win!
— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) July 23, 2017
Weidman returns to the win column with an arm triangle choke. (side choke for you catch wrestling connoisseurs.) #UFCOnFox25
— Mauro Ranallo (@mauroranallo) July 23, 2017
Good fight from @KelvinGastelum. @ChrisWeidmanUFC was to big for him on top. KG got hands. Butterfly guard would've been useful #SafeWin
— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) July 23, 2017
What a rebound….Long Island going crazy. @UFC
— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) July 23, 2017
What a fight and atmosphere! Great sub and win @ChrisWeidmanUFC! #UFCLongIsland
— Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocicufc) July 23, 2017
Great win by @ChrisWeidmanUFC #UFCLongIsalnd back in the winning column.
— JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) July 23, 2017
THATS ALL I NEEDED BABY!!!! IT'S MY TURN!!!!#UFCLongIsland!!#UFC214!!
— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) July 23, 2017
@ChrisWeidmanUFC congrats my friend👏👏 that was amazing win 👍 welcome back #ufc pic.twitter.com/2qtSfnW368
— Francis NGannou (@francis_ngannou) July 23, 2017
Weidman somehow looks younger every time I watch him fight #UFClongisland
— Leslie Smith (@LeslieSmith_GF) July 23, 2017
Damn, @ChrisWeidmanUFC is a beast!! Congratulations to you sir! #UFCLongIand
— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) July 23, 2017
Say my name bitch! @ChrisWeidmanUFC
— michael (@bisping) July 23, 2017