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Kickboxing: Saki and Mwekassa go to war on Twitter

On Thursday, GLORY announced that it was stripping Gokhan ‘The Rebel’ Saki of the World Light-Heavyweight Championship due to inactivity. The same day, Bellator MMA announced - and GLORY confirmed - that Saulo ‘Cassius Clay’ Cavalari and Zack ‘The Black Warrior’ Mwekassa would contest the vacant belt at ‘Bellator MMA: Dynamite’ on Saturday September 19.

Gokhan Saki in happier times, winning the belt at GLORY 15 ISTANBUL
Gokhan Saki in happier times, winning the belt at GLORY 15 ISTANBUL

Saki went mental. Describing the pair as "B-level" fighters, he took to social media to complain about having his title belt removed and to complain about the Mwekassa/Cavalari match. Mwekassa read his comments and responded in robust fashion, leading to a Twitter war between the two which went on for much of Thursday evening, Saki posting from his base in Istanbul, Turkey and Mwekassa firing shots from Johannesburg, South Africa.

Dozens of tweets were exchanged. Here's a selection of the best from both sides.

(I actually tried tagging Cavalari into the fray last night via Twitter - just for the hell of it - but he hasn't tweeted since 2011 which meant there was silence from the Brazilian side... so I sent him an email instead. Stay tuned for Cavalari's comments in the coming days :)