Chris Weidman ended the seven-year reign of middleweight champion Anderson Silva via devastating knockout.

Here, some fighter and insider reactions - including some NSFW - to the UFC 162 main event.

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#UFC162: Weidman Wins, Twitter Explodes

Just past 9:30 pm PT on Saturday night, Chris Weidman ended the seven-year reign of middleweight champion Anderson Silva via devastating knockout.

Here, some fighter and insider reactions - including some NSFW - to the UFC 162 main event.

EXCLAMATIONS


Ouch –Mark Hunt

Boom!!!!! –Daniel Cormier

BOOM!!!!!! –Scott Jorgensen

Crazy –Jon Jones

What!!!!!! –Phil Davis

Ooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! –Amir Sadollah

Main event!!!!!!! #ufc162 #weidman #silva Oh my damn!!!!!! –Kenny Florian

Done :) –Manny Gamburyan

Dethroned!!! –James Te Huna

Omg really?! What?! #UFC162 –Jason High

HISTORY WAS MADE!!!! -Michael McDonald

Surreal! –Luiz Cane

Yessssssssss!!!!!!!!!! –Aaron Riley

Oh snap! Wtf just happened !! Lol! Now I owe @ricardolamasmma drinks. –Cat Zingano

YES!!! –James Krause

No idea what to say LOL...hope everyone enjoyed the fights! -Mike Goldberg

I'm in Shock! #UFC162 -John Maguire

Well who would of expected that... –Luke Barnatt

...................... –Dylan Andrews


OPPORTUNITIES


The closed sign has been turned around . The 185 lb division in the UFC is now open #ufc162 –Derek Brunson

Hey @ChrisWeidmanUFC so your the champ. Defend it, fight me! –Michael Bisping

@ChrisWeidmanUFC Congratulations, you are the new champion. Next challenger is me! Lets do it -Vitor Belfort

I wonder how fast before Silva gets a rematch?? –Alexis Davis

Damn dude....... Never thought I'd see the day! Instant rematch, Anderson murders him! No games! –Brad Tavares

EXPLANATIONS


#IToldYouSo #UFC162 –Kyle Kingsbury

HAHAHHA OMG well my man Chris took advantage of that. BOOOOYAAAH!!!!!! –Stephen Thompson

Still the greatest, but he's human like everyone else. Sad to see it happening that way though. –Vinny Magalhaes

Anderson got caught. Happens to everyone. Respect the hell out of him. #GOAT –Erik Koch

But if you keep playing about at the top level. That’s what happens! @ufc –Tom Watson

That...was...stupid. Working your opponent is one thing but remember, you're still in a fight dude. Damn. #AndersonSilva #ufc162 #MMA –Josh Barnett

The showboating finally caught up to him. –Luke Rockhold

Bonkers. Anderson Silva taunts the wrong opponent. Chris Weidman is the new UFC middleweight champion. History. –Jon Anik

EXALTATIONS


Words can't describe how I'm feeling right now!!! Beyond happy proud & excited for the new champ @ChrisWeidmanUFC !!!! –Matt Serra

I've never been so inspired in my life, congrats champ @ChrisWeidmanUFC  –Mike Chiesa

Big olé congrats for Weidman, way to show how to put cockiness to sleep. Always supporting the wrestlers! USA baby!! –Dan Henderson

#Wrestlingsaveslives @ChrisWeidmanUFC just showed why!! Congrats! @Punishment99 @ufc –Tito Ortiz

Congrats @ChrisWeidmanUFC!! –Robbie Lawler

Everyone in the world just jumped up and gave each other five ! Congrats @ChrisWeidmanUFC #ufc –Alan Belcher

Wow that was awesome! @ChrisWeidmanUFC –Jamie Varner

Oh man I have no words! Congrats to the new champ! #ufc162 –Max Holloway

Congrats @ChrisWeidmanUFC that was amazing ! –CB Dollaway

AWE


Wow...... –Anthony Pettis

Wow!!!!! –Daniel Pineda

Wow #ufc162 –Mark Bocek

Wow! #ufc162 –Brendan Schaub

WOW!!! #ufc162 –Miesha Tate

WoW!!!! –Donald Cerrone

Ohh wow !!!!!!!!!!!!! –Raphael Assuncao

Just wow! –Chuck Liddell

Wow.......just wow........lol #UFC162 –Nik Lentz

Woooowwww #ufc162 –Tarec Saffiedine

Wooooooooooowwwww #ufc162 –Patrick Cote

wow!!! he s human after all #Silva ko –Yves Jabouin

Wow! That's what make this sport amazing! –Liz Carmouche

Wow!!!!!! @ufc #ufc162 @ChrisWeidmanUFC is the New Champ!!! Crazy!!!! @SpiderAnderson pic.twitter.com/u9rUsgUqbpTyron Woodley

My phone died all I can say is wow!!! –Clint Hester

That was amazing! OMFG!!!! Wow. @ufc –Brittney Palmer

Never been at such a loss for words after a fight. Too many thoughts to even express. Just wow I guess. #UFC162 –Mike Swick

EPIPHANIES


this sucks. –Jon Jones

Kind of a little heart broken. Not going to lie –Kyle Noke

Always respect your opponent PERIOD !!! –Brad Pickett

Pra que??? Ali nao pode brincar,é matar ou morrer!!! –Wanderlei Silva

Watching Anderson lose was like finding out Santa Claus doesn't exist. Congrats to Weidman –Sara McMann

Who knew showboating was a low-percentage technique? –Ryan Couture


AMERICA!


WOW!! ususususus –Arianny Celeste

USA THANK YOU! -Kenny Robertson

Yes yes ... I #Love Anderson, but #LongIsland Stand Up !!! #mma #UFC162 –Dennis Bermudez

Long Island just got a champ and a whole lot richer !!!!!!!!! –Al Iaquinta

WHAT NOW BITCHES!!!!!! Belt is back fucking home! BOOOOOOMMMM!!!!! #chrisweidman –Josh Thomson

EXPLETIVES (NSFW!)


Daaaaammmmm! –John Moraga

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!!!!!!#ufc162 –Marcus Brimage

Hoollllyyyy shit!!!! –Demetrious Johnson

Holy shit! This place is going nuts! –Louis Gaudinot

Holy S***t! #fb –Chris Cariaso

Holly shit never mind. http://twitpic.com/d19nre -Evan Dunham

Holy Shit! #ufc162 –John Dodson

HOLY SHIT!!!!' THAT WAS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! –Julie Kedzie

HOLY SHIIIIIIIIIIIT!!!!! –Chad Mendes

Holy fuck!!! WTF we just witnessed history! @ufc @danawhite WTF can't believe it –Chris Camozzi

FUCK YEAH!!!!! @danvallimont #HUwrestling pic.twitter.com/hn6VxhaVjnYves Edwards

Knocked the F out! #Toococky –Trevor Smith

WTF #UFC162 –Pascal Krauss

Oh fuuuuuuuuuuck! –Joey Beltran

Fuck this whole night –Lorenz Larkin

AND


Omg they are rioting at the golden nugget!!! Somebody help me –Phil Davis

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