The Kansas City Chiefs have emerged as Super Bowl champions once again, leaving the MMA world in awe. On Sunday night, the Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 22-19 in an overtime game for the ages. Patrick Mahomes threw for 333 yards and the game-winning touchdown, and the MMA community was watching with bated breath.
Nate Diaz, a Stockton native and one of the most outspoken fighters in the sport, was particularly vocal about his disappointment that his fellow Californians had fallen short. However, many other fighters were just disappointed that there was no UFC 300 main event fight announcement to go along with the big game. Instead, UFC 300 remains without a main event, leaving some fans feeling let down.
Despite this setback, however, Kansas City has become the first repeat champions in the NFL in nearly two decades. Check out some of the best social media reactions from the MMA community below:
“Did anyone catch the UFC 300 Main event announcement?” tweeted Brian Boom Kelleher (@brianboom135). “This Super Bowl game has me stressed!!! what a great game!” said Raquel Pennington (@RockyPMMA). “THIS WAS THE CHIEFS WORST TEAM,” wrote Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson), while Kyle Shanahan was criticized for not living up to expectations during postseason play. Some also took issue with Travis Kelce’s performance on Sunday night and called out Andy Reid for not getting enough credit for his role in their success. Finally, Billy Quarantillo (@BillyQMMA) couldn’t help but bring up Taylor Swift and Pfizer in a reference to their ongoing legal battle over patents for COVID-19 vaccines.”