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UFC reacts to Dillashaw upset

Before UFC 173 on Saturday some pundits were arguing that Renan Barao should be considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. That all changed when TJ Dillashaw ended the Brazilian’s night in the fifth round. Here are what some of the major players in the UFC had to say about the crazy upset in Las Vegas:

“It was the most stunning performance I’ve ever seen in all my years of being a fight fan. In more than a decade of working for the UFC, that was the finest performance I’ve ever seen. This was a fight where a kid came into it with very few people thinking that he was going to be able to beat a guy who is one of the pound-for-pound best, and he put on a show, a magnificent performance.” – Joe Rogan

“T.J. Dillashaw wasn’t even the guy for this job. Raphael Assunção got hurt and T.J. Dillashaw stepped in. He proved that it doesn’t matter what happened in the past, all that matters is the five rounds that you’re up against right now. He won every position and every minute that he could, and it was enough to get the job done.” – Chael Sonnen

“I had goosebumps watching that performance. I believed he would win, but I had no idea how dominant he would look. Honestly, he looked like he was the champ and he was giving out technique lessons, and that’s what it was. He just completely schooled him and I’m impressed.” – Rashad Evans

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