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Daniel Cormier, Justin Gaethje, and the UFC Community Goes Wild on Twitter as Patrick Mahomes Takes the Chiefs Back to the AFC Title Game

Published 01/24/2022, 4:45 AM EST

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The Kansas City Chiefs trumped over the Buffalo Bills in the AFC playoffs after a thrilling overtime victory at Arrowhead Stadium. While the world was watching in awe, UFC fighters also took the center stage and reacted to the jaw-dropping game on Twitter.

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The game began with the Buffalo Bills in the lead. However, as the match progressed and finally headed into overtime, famed Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce ensured a game-winning touchdown to give the Chiefs a home win.


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With a win over Bills, the Chiefs became the sole home team to win in the divisional round. Not to mention, the only team in the divisional rounds to win via a touchdown rather than a field goal.

Now, the Chiefs are headed to their fourth consecutive championship game appearance in the AFC. They will be hosting the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC championship game.

The final score of the 2022 NFL divisional playoff game was Chiefs 42, Bills 36.

UFC Twitter reacts to the overtime thriller

Daniel ‘DC’ Cormier declared it the ‘Greatest’ game. “This is the greatest football game I’ve ever seen! O my goodness”

Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Poirier Tweeted, “Crazy game!!”


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‘The Highlight Reel’ Justin Gaethje added his opinion to the game, “They only needed one timeout 🤯 That was a hell of a drive for the @BuffaloBills”

Later, he showed his excitement, “Ffs 🏈 let’s go, sudden death! #NFLPlayoffs”

UFC welterweight #5 Belal ‘Remember The Name’ Muhammad considered it the “Best game ever”

Former UFC fighter Ben ‘Funky’ Askren continued his trolling regime, while answering a fan he Tweeted, “It’s not. Everyone knows the NFL is scripted. @fightoracle”

The game left UFC analyst and The MMA Hour host Ariel Helwani breathless. “I can’t breathe”

UFC double division champion Daniel Cormier also didn’t miss a chance to take a dig at him.

The athleticism of both teams mesmerized UFC analyst Jon Anik. “Two powerhouses going at it right now. One of the greatest football games I’ve seen.”

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UFC journalists Brett Okamoto and Kevin Iole also had something to say about the game.


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The game was surely a banger, where both the teams competed to the last minute to win the divisional game. However, the Kansas City Chiefs prepared better and came out victorious, to the amazement of not only the UFC fraternity but sports fans all around the world.

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Were you amazed by the game? Do you also have the same emotions as the UFC community? Let us know in the comments below.




Aashish Kumar

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Aashish Kumar is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication, this Israel Adesanya fan has interned at reputed media houses and gained valuable reporting experience. Building on that experience, Aashish will look to tap into his love for combat sports and let fans benefit from his passion and journalistic expertise.