For the last twelve hours, over 13,000 people have watched a gif of Daniel Cormier lifting, then sort of tossing Jon Jones during the fifth round of their title fight last weekend. Jones won the fight, retaining his place as the UFC champion. The victory was a great disappointment to some viewers who deemed Jones less likable than the former Olympic competitor.
The cathartic image has generated 127 comments on Reddit.
Admittedly, it isn’t perfect. As the top commenter noted, “[Jones] was touching the ground halfway through the slam.” But the gif was available at the right time, midway through the average fan’s cycle of grief, and it would have to do.