Following the spectacular UFC 260 pay-per-view event, professional fighters reacted to the Easter holiday that came one week after the heavyweight title changed hands.
In particular, the challenger Francis Ngannou seized the opportunity of a lifetime in his second crack at the title taking on the heavyweight king Stipe Miocic. In the end, the 34-year old African-born striker got the job done in the second round and truly lived up to his name “The Predator”. As a result, Ngannou captured the heavyweight title and knocked Miocic out in the second round with a hellacious series of punches.
With a rare off-weekend for the UFC, it gave fighters a chance to enjoy family and friends on Easter Sunday.
Twitter and Pros React To The Easter Sunday Holiday
Now that a week has passed and the smoke has cleared since UFC 260, fighters celebrated Easter Sunday around the world.
Happy Easter from the Bayou!
Don't forget to hydrate today! pic.twitter.com/xvfznQvERM
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) April 4, 2021
— Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) April 5, 2021
Happy Easter everyone! No chocolate for me, though. I have a lot of weight to cut to drop to 115. I’ve been promised the winner of Joanna and Rose! #excited #ufc
— Roxanne Modafferi (@Roxyfighter) April 1, 2018
With a fight against Talia Santos on the horizon, it seems veteran Roxanne Modafferi is watching her weight ahead of her scheduled bout.
God bless you at Easter and always. Make the best of these moments during this strange time. 🙏🏼 #easter #sundaymornings #family #ufc pic.twitter.com/xH73TL9kg5
— Niko Price (@Nikohybridprice) April 12, 2020
“God bless you at Easter and always. Niko Price posted. Make the best of these moments in these strange times.”
Hope everyone is having a great Easter Sunday! 🐰 @AngieOverkill & I will be recording a new #WhatHadHappenedWas #podcast tonight, so get your questions in as we may make this show all Q&A! You can leave❓ here or on Angie's IGTV post about #WHHW. Catch ya later! #UFC #MMA pic.twitter.com/6kT72wXwbs
— Karyn Bryant (@KarynBryant) April 4, 2021
A partner on the ESPN broadcast team, Karyn Bryant wished everyone a happy Easter.
🐣Happy Easter everyone! ✝️ #heisrisen #jesuslovesyou #easter #eastersunday https://t.co/fD5gxzfo5B
— Randa Markos (@randamma) April 5, 2021
Happy Easter ! #UFC261 pic.twitter.com/yNNFX5eLFh
— Valentina Shevchenko (@BulletValentina) April 5, 2021
Happy Easter from my family to yours 🙏🏼 #Easter #ufc #family #kids #2020 #qualitytime #blessings pic.twitter.com/FznlxL2BtG
— Niko Price (@Nikohybridprice) April 13, 2020
From jacks (left)and Theo (right) and my self.. HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!
.#Nephews #family #easter #ufc #imgmodels #wonderboymma #stephenthompson #mma #mmafighter #mmatraining… https://t.co/xlxuj1wEnh
— Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) April 21, 2019
Sunday- Somebody got to visit with the #easterbunny she wanted to get purdied up. #girl #easter #babygirl #toddler #daughter #daddy #daddysgirl #ufc #blueeyes #blue #eyes #dress #spring… https://t.co/Yzy3XjZu34
— Zak Cummings (@ZakCummings) April 16, 2019
2 mi. Run in 13 min. 10 hill sprints and 6 resistance band sprints. My legs are shaking in the tub lol. Now getting ready for Easter services with the family. Hope everyone finds time for family today. #happyeaster #ufc #ufcfightnight129 #ufconfox #ufcchile pic.twitter.com/zQuvM8LZUF
— Andrea Lee (@AndreaKGBLee) April 1, 2018
Happy Easter everybody!!! 🙏
— Renato Moicano UFC (@moicanoufc) April 4, 2021
Laura Sanko details a robbery of $20k worth of farm equipment taking place on Easter Sunday, as well as how a message from UFC president Dana White put things in perspective during a difficult time. https://t.co/rPYmJZRsjL pic.twitter.com/mYc13kNCFH
— Mike Heck (@MikeHeck_JR) April 25, 2020
The UFC’s Octagon Girls Stun On Easter — You’re Welcome https://t.co/OrPR0iOnhT
— Jake Shields (@jakeshieldsajj) April 3, 2018
╳ San Diego’s -Easter Crew 🐰🐰 ╳#DominickCruz #DomCruz #TeamCruz #CruzAlliance #UFC #MMA .
Snapchat | DomCruz619
Twitter | @DominickCruz
Web | https://t.co/0hAwOxEWI0 pic.twitter.com/CmlyHSf0fh
— Dominick Cruz (@DominickCruz) April 22, 2019
In the end, it looks as though most of the roster celebrated happily. With a weekend off from the UFC, fans can expect the promotion to be back in full swing this week!
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