In the UFC, promoting a fight usually involves a lot of trash-talking. The more the fighters “hate” each other, the better it is for them and for their fight. After all, this is the business of fighting and the more emotions are involved the more entertaining a fight can be. But with some rivalries, the fighters legitimately hate each other and what happens outside the octagon is just as heated. Below are the ten most heated rivalries in UFC history.
There are plenty of other rivalries that just missed the list mainly because the fighters didn’t personally hate each other outside the press conferences. Some examples include Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen. While Silva was irritated by Sonnen, the two became good friends following their fights. Conor McGregor also offended nearly every fighter he faced especially Jose Aldo but after their fight, he couldn’t have been any more respectful to the former champion. Georges St-Pierre and B.J. Penn may have also personally detested each other at some point but their mutual respect was stronger.
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