Zuffa officials Friday released the results of the company’s quarterly Twitter competition, announcing that UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson and Strikeforce talent Joe Duarte each bagged $10,000 for their social networking efforts.

Both Henderson and Duarte received $5,000 awards for finishing near the top of the “most followers” and “greatest percentage of growth” categories. Other winners in the first group include longtime UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and nemesis Chael Sonnen. Meanwhile, joining “Smooth” and Duarte in collecting bonuses for producing the greatest percentage of growth are former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and onetime Strikeforce heavyweight ruler Alistair Overeem.

Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey also bagged $5,000 for making the “most creative” list, as did Jason Miller, Dan Hardy and Kenny Florian.

Zuffa began awarding its fighters for their Twitter participation last year, dividing all UFC and Strikeforce talent into four divisions based on their number of followers at the start of each quarter. UFC President Dana White, who boasts over 2 million followers on his official feed, has embraced the social media platform as a promotional tool and frequently uses the medium to converse with fans.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Matt Mitrione blasts 'sellout' UFC exec Matt Hughes for comments on Nick Diaz

  • 25 days ago

Twitter Beef: Matt Mitrione isn't happy with the fighter turned UFC executive for calling Nick Diaz a punk while addressing the situation. On Thursday evening, Matt Hughes commented on Nick Diaz's ri read news >>

Twitter Mailbag: So what should have happened to Nick Diaz, exactly?

  • 25 days ago

In this week’s Twitter Mailbag, the fallout continues from Nick Diaz’s five-year ban, and Bellator prepares for its “Dynamite” event on Saturday with an awful lot of fun risks and strange moving part read news >>

ONE Championship Releases Full ‘ONE: Tigers of Asia’ Kuala Lumpur Fight Card

  • 26 days ago

ONE: Tigers of Asia is set for Oct. 9. The full 12-fight card was released Thursday with reigning middleweight champion Igor Svirid set to defend against Vitaly Bigdash. read news >>

Kelvin Gastelum and Matt Brown (and wife) trade Twitter barbs over nutritionist

  • 26 days ago

When it comes to Kelvin Gastelum’s difficulty in making the welterweight division’s 171-pound limit, he’s getting no sympathy from his upcoming opponent.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Roger Huerta vs. Koji Ando among ONE Championship 31 additions

  • 26 days ago

This month’s “ONE Championship 31: Odyssey of Champions” lineup has three new additions, officials today announced.Filed under: News read news >>

UFC returns to London in 2016 with Feb. 27 event

  • 26 days ago

The UFC is returning to London in early 2016, officials today announced.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Dana White on Nick Diaz suspension: 'I have no say in the matter'

  • 27 days ago

UFC president Dana White responded to a fan on Twitter who asked for his thoughts on Nick Diaz's 5 year marijuana suspension. The MMA world cannot stop talking about the NAC's decision to ban the UFC read news >>

Nick Diaz Banned for 5 Years: Twitter Reacts to NSAC Decision

  • 28 days ago

Nick Diaz's days as a professional mixed martial artist are likely over. According to multiple reports, the native son of Stockton, Calif., was slapped with a harsh five-year ban from the sport (and read news >>

Fighters React to Nick Diaz’ Five-Year Suspension Via Twitter

  • 28 days ago

Fighters took to Twitter to react to Nick Diaz being suspended for five years and given a hefty fine by the Nevada Athletic Commission on Monday for testing positive to marijuana. read news >>

They said what!? (special edition): Fighters react to Nick Diaz suspension

  • 28 days ago

If twitter is anything to go by, fighters are not all that happy with the NAC's decision to suspend Nick Diaz for 5 years following his 3rd failed drug test for marijuana metabolites. As it turns out read news >>