Twitter is fantastic, that’s just a fact. While you can say a surprising amount in 140 characters, there are Twitter accounts dedicated to micro-story tweets. British scientist Marcus Chown released a book called ‘Tweeting the Universe’ to explain complex matters about the universe in a very concise form but even then he and his co-author had to settle for explanations in ten tweets or less. That’s the problem with this platform; you will often need more than one tweet to convey your thought. These guys are professional writers and it took them over a year to distill their message into ten or less tweets. So when an average guy of the street tweets something that looks rude, you should cut him some slack and at least consider it was just a case of unfortunate brevity. The same cannot be said if you are Tim Sylvia and you read a tweet from Partick Cote the other day telling you to ‘shut the hell up, win fights and stop begging.’ MMAWeekly.com caught up with Cote to ask him what the heck he was thinking tweeting something like that, to which he replied:
“You’ve been a champion in this organization; you know how things work. You’re not going to go anywhere by begging like that. I was just annoyed about begging, a lot of the begging, and I said loud what a lot of people was thinking. I have nothing against Sylvia. He’s been a great champion. He did a lot in the sport. He did a lot in the UFC. I hope he’s going to be back in the UFC. That’s not the point. The point was just about the begging thing.”
He goes on to say that the best thing to do is to shut up and keep winning fights, which Cote plans to do. He will chase his fourth straight win this weekend at Amazon Forest Combat 2 in Brazil where he will face Gustavo Machado. If you want, you can watch the entire event here.