I was recently reading Fighters Only Magazine, and came across an article about the 10 fiercest grudge matches of all time. Some of the fights on the list were before I was an MMA fan, so i decided to make my own list, of fights Ive actually seen. I would like to hear some of yall's (I'm from Texas, we say Yall) favorite grudge matches as well. Mine arent in any particular order. You can list future matches if you want.
Frank Mir vs Brock Lesnar 2- Obviously we know how much hate Mir has for Lesnar, we've seen many headlines with Mir sounding like an obsessive stalker. Since Mir submitted Lesnar for his first loss, Lesnar was more than happy to pull the horse shoe out of Mir's ass and beat him with it in the rematch. And of course after the fight Brock gave him the infamous middle finger.
Chuck Liddell vs Tito Ortiz - We all know how much hate Chuck has for Tito. Actually who doesnt hate Tito.
Hughes: "The only way I can shut him up is to hit him in the mouth."
Serra: "There's nobody in the world I'd rather fight right now. As a person I don't respect him much. ... I don't like the guy. I don't think he's a good guy. He's such a d**k of a person."
Hughes: "He's such a terrible ambassador for the sport."
Serra: "I've got an idea, why don't you go f**k yourself?"
Hughes: "I'll tell you this for sure: I've got one more fight left in me. And Matt Serra better come up with a game plan right now."
Serra: "Matt Hughes, he is a d**k. He's a very talented d**k, but I'm looking forward to the fight. I feel like a winner already, just knowing I get to hit him in his face."
Nick Diaz vs KJ Noons 2- Obviously these two hate each other, their first fight ended with a doctor stoppage due to cuts. Diaz of course was not happy about the call and called for a rematch with his "dont be scared homie", it ended with another Diaz post fight melee.
Rashad Evans vs Rampage Jackson - The trash talking leading up to this fight has not been matched by any of the fights on this list. We got to watch an entire season of TUF with these two bickering. Needless to say the highly anticipated fight didnt go as expected, since Rashad chose to implement his wrestling and win by decision.
Wanderlei Silva vs Chuck Liddell- This fight was one of my favorite fights. These two dominated their divisions for years and the fight happened a lil later than expected, but they still delivered a hell of a fight. I believe it started with Wanderlei calling chuck out in pride, and the two finally met in the ring vowing to knock each other out.
Rampage Jackson vs Wanderlei Silva- Wanderlei dominated the first two matches with his knees, and Rampage was looking to seek his revenge at UFC 92. At the weigh ins, they had an intense stare down that ended with a shove, and wanderlei being walked off stage. But as we know Rampage landed a brutal shot that laid out Silva, and Rampage threw in a extra few shots for payback.
Donald Cerrone vs Jamie Varner 2- Cerrone recently stated he wants to kill Varner and rip his face off.
These are just some of my favorite grudges, I know there's alot more out there, Maniac's lets hear some of your favorites.