The 5 Best Tweeters in the UFC

Social media is big in the sport of MMA. Every fighter has a Twitter account, while promotions including the UFC have turned it into a valuable sports marketing tool commended by top sports marketing companies.

Over the years, the trash talk that has gone on between fighters on Twitter is the stuff of comedy gold. Twitter has also been the place where fans get to interact directly with their sports heroes, allowing wider audience participation.

Here are the best Tweeters in MMA.

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He’s the biggest mover and shaker in the world of MMA and his Tweets provide his full and frank thoughts.

Often laden with expletives, he pulls no punches and has been responsible for some put downs.

Who could forget his response after being accused by Ben Askren of being naïve about drug use in the UFC?

@danawhite @thefightweek @benaskren when ambien can’t sleep it takes Ben Askren. The most boring fighter in MMA history. I would rather watch flys f—,” he wrote.

Top sports marketing agencies would be proud.

Twitter: @danawhite

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Although retired, Forrest Griffin is extremely active on Twitter, constantly throwing out humorous barbs and words of wisdom.

“The fact that they don’t make nyquil in the one-gallon size disgusts me to no end !” he posted one sleepless night.

The former Ultimate Fighter winner has also got himself into trouble on the social network—once making a joke about rape.

That’s bad digital marketing any way you look at it.

Twitter: @ForrestGriffin

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UFC heavyweight Pat Barry is one of the most good-natured mixed martial artists in the sport today. His Tweets certainly reflect that.

However, he has one annoying habit of typing in all capital letters, to the extent it makes him look pretty brainless.

Most sports marketing firms would advise him to learn to take

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The colour commentator Joe Rogan has become as synonymous with MMA and the UFC as any of the fighters. His deep knowledge and cult comedic talents have established him as a potential UFC Hall of Famer in his own right.

He happily dispenses extra commentary on fights, plugs for his side projects, links to crazy conspiracy theories he finds on the internet, and rants on the nature of reality.