Following Fighters on Twitter
Many fighters have joined Twitter and are posting updates. Fighters are using Twitter not only to share information on training and their random thoughts, but also to talk trash and announce fights. WEC rivals Donald Cerrone and Jamie Varner have used it to throw barbs at each other, and Rich Franklin used it to announce that he will be fighting Dan Henderson at UFC 103.
Rich Franklin – “Ace” is new to Twitter, but he’s already fun to follow.
Tom Lawlor – Not shockingly from the guy who entered UFC 100 to “Who Let the Dogs Out,” with his cornerman Seth Petruzelli on a leash, Lawlor’s Tweets are hilarious. His last Tweet indicated that he’s getting fat and loving it.
Joe Stevenson – Joe “Daddy” shares not only updates on training, but random notes about his family and friends.
Donald Cerrone – “Cowboy” doesn’t Twitter often, but when he does, it’s good stuff, calling out his opponents, making fun of his Greg Jackson teammates, etc.
Jamie Varner – Who has Cowboy been calling out? Jamie Varner of course. Varner is not afraid to respond via Twitter.
Josh Barnett – He is getting ready for an August 1 fight with Fedor Emelianenko, and his Twitter is full of updates on training as well as quotes and songs that would motivate anyone for a bout.
Nate Quarry – In his last update, he challenged a toddler to a strongman competition. Why wouldn’t you want to follow him?
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson – Sample Tweet: “I just got cussed out by Super Dave Osbourne!” The picture at right is from his Twitter, as well.
Reed Harris – The general manager of WEC is known to give away free stuff via Twitter.
Others to follow: Mo Lawal, Mark Munoz, Dan Henderson, Kenny Florian, B.J. Penn, Andrei Arlovski, Frank Shamrock, Joe Laozon, Joe Stevenson, Frank Trigg, Urijah Faber, Tiki Ghosen, Jason Miller, Forrest Griffen, Michael Bisping, George St Pierre, CB Dollaway, Shane Carwin, Paul Buentello, Rashad Evans, Guy Mezger, Marco Ruas, Mike Dolce, Kimbo Silce, Marcus Davis, Dan Henderson, Jeff Joslin, Ryan Bader, Dan Hardy, Mike Swik, Elvis Sinosic, Eric Brown, Tyler Weathers, Tim Credeur, Carlos Condit, Sam Hoger, Tito Ortiz, Amir Sadollah, Josh Thomson, Nate Quarry, Nathan Marquardt, Gilbert Melendez, Brock Lesnar, Bass Rutten, Kit Cope, Gabe Ruediger, Bobby Lashley, Chuck Liddell, Pat Miletich, Mark Muñoz, Frank Mir, Travis Lutter, Efrain Escudero, Patrick Cote, Jens Pulver, Jorge Gurgel, Sam Stout, Muhammed Lawal, Jason High, Rob McCullough, Gina Carano, Gabriel Gonzaga, Royce Gracie, Tom Lawlor, Donald Cerrone, Josh Barnett, Shayna Baszler, Ricco Rodriguez, Brendan Schaub, Jessica Pene, Randy Couture, Scott Jorgensen, Aaron Simpson, Danny Castillo, Houston Alexander, Brendan Schaub,
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