Twitter reacts to Rory MacDonald’s stunning loss to Gleison Tibau at 2021 PFL 5

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Rory MacDonald suffered one of the most controversial losses in recent memory on Thursday in the 2021 PFL 5 main event.

MacDonald (22-7-1), a former Bellator champion and UFC welterweight contender, looked easily en route to going 2-0 in his PFL career in his regular season finale with Gleison Tibau (36-15) at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. But then the judges’ decision was read, and he left the cage a loser by split decision.

It was a shocking result, as it seemed clear MacDonald had won the fight. The MMA community was left flabbergasted, and they reacted on Twitter.

Check below to see some of those reactions.

MMA Junkie

https://twitter.com/MMAjunkie/status/1405718710879412226

PFL

https://twitter.com/PFLMMA/status/1405719181291671552

Caposa

https://twitter.com/Grabaka_Hitman/status/1405719617121685508

Ben Askren

https://twitter.com/Benaskren/status/1405719647425634306

Sean Sheehan

https://twitter.com/SeanSheehanBA/status/1405720164281294858

Caposa

https://twitter.com/Grabaka_Hitman/status/1405720283496038403

PFL

https://twitter.com/PFLMMA/status/1405720697972965379

Ben Askren

https://twitter.com/Benaskren/status/1405720817061797891

PFL

https://twitter.com/PFLMMA/status/1405721263931379713

Erik Magraken

https://twitter.com/erikmagraken/status/1405721158834561024

Damon Martin

https://twitter.com/DamonMartin/status/1405721315722633216

Caposa

https://twitter.com/Grabaka_Hitman/status/1405721552281350145

PFL

https://twitter.com/PFLMMA/status/1405722106277642253

Sean Sheehan

https://twitter.com/SeanSheehanBA/status/1405722765685149705

Ben Askren

https://twitter.com/Benaskren/status/1405722967133364230

Aaron Bronsteter

https://twitter.com/aaronbronsteter/status/1405724736135573511

Caposa

https://twitter.com/Grabaka_Hitman/status/1405725002549403648

MMA Junkie

https://twitter.com/MMAjunkie/status/1405725808698724354

Sean Sheehan

https://twitter.com/SeanSheehanBA/status/1405725503651205131

Matthew Wells

https://twitter.com/MrMWells/status/1405726528940523528

Jose Youngs

https://twitter.com/JoseYoungs/status/1405725659578572800

Belal Muhammad

https://twitter.com/bullyb170/status/1405725694810902541

Aaron Bronsteter

https://twitter.com/aaronbronsteter/status/1405725793972535298

Ben Askren

https://twitter.com/Benaskren/status/1405725869641961474

Daniel Rubenstein

https://twitter.com/dannyrube/status/1405725981889875970

Fight Ghost

https://twitter.com/Fight_Ghost/status/1405725923484205063

Shaun Al-Shatti

https://twitter.com/shaunalshatti/status/1405726098030161920

Jeremy Stephens

https://twitter.com/LiLHeathenMMA/status/1405726150706417665

PFL

https://twitter.com/PFLMMA/status/1405726491493666820

Phil Murphy

https://twitter.com/Phil_Sports/status/1405726685450981385

Gilbert Burns

https://twitter.com/GilbertDurinho/status/1405726863440371713

Olivier Aubin-Mercier

https://twitter.com/oliaubin/status/1405727017979584512

Michael Stets

https://twitter.com/Michael_Stets/status/1405726744720592899

ESPN MMA

https://twitter.com/espnmma/status/1405728023945560064

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