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UFC 261 Takes Place In Front of Sold-Out Crowd in Florida and Fans Have Thoughts

by Keeli Parkey
(Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)

UFC 261 was a fight night to remember based on tweets from fans of the mixed-martial-arts sport.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship event was held in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday, April 24. However, why fans might remember the event varies depending on their perspective. And, a lot of their feelings had to do with the crowd inside the arena.

Fans sounded off on Twitter about UFC 261 and shared both positive and negative feelings about the event.

Here are a few of the positive reactions to Saturday’s event. One was from television host Chris Van Vliet.

There were other positive tweets about the crowd as well. Comedian Guztavo Khanage shared this: “Maaaaaaaaan it’s giving me so much energy watching @ufc @UFCEurope WITH A REAL LIFE HUMAN PEOPLE CROWD.”

Also, radio personality @TheMisterMarcus was also happy to see such a large crowd at the UFC 261 event. “Seeing this crowd at UFC is great. This pandemic is about over…I hope,” he shared.

However, there were those who thought such a large crowd at the event was not a responsible thing during a global pandemic.

“Seeing (UFC) 261 with a full crowd with people not wearing mask feels weird …” Twitter user @mdrynhkl shared.

“How is the UFC able to host this event with that big of a crowd in the arena??” Twitter user @hellocaarmy questioned.

Also, @AnthonyMMata wasn’t shy about sharing exactly how he felt about all the fans in the arena for UFC 261.

“I hate literally everyone in this UFC crowd. I see like only 3 people properly wearing a mask. Y’all suck,” he shared.

Main Event of UFC 261 is a Fight Between Usman and Masvidal

The main event of the night was the heavyweight bout between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal.

Other bouts included Zhang Weili versus Rose Namajunas in the Women’s Strawweight Title Bout.

There was also a fight between Uriah Hall and Chris Weidman for the Middleweight belt. Weidman suffered a gruesome leg injury and required a stretcher out of the ring.