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When Taunting in MMA Goes Horribly Wrong





Taunting or trash-talking your opponent before or during a fight has become a standard in boxing or MMA. It may be scripted or not, but you gotta admit it makes things more exciting.

It pays to know how to rile up your opponent; the most effective taunting can make him nervous and can mess up his game plan.

It’s all part of the game.


But if you’re going to talk trash, make sure you can back it up with your skills. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Many fighters are guilty of letting their taunting get the best of them and they become too confident. This results to their opponents sneaking in a mean hook or a flying knee that will make the poor trash-talker kiss canvas and taste his own blood. Any fighter knows that all it takes is one unguarded moment and a perfectly-timed punch or kick to get or deliver a solid knockdown.

Taunting can backfire on you.

UFC 183: Silva v Diaz

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Check out this compilation of taunting gone wrong in MMA matches. It’s a reminder that you can’t get too cocky in the ring, even if you’re the best there is.

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