Showboating has almost become a staple in all fighting sports. Some can do it quite well and still win, while others fall flat on their face left humiliated and bruised.
There’s an old phrase that says; those who are willing to run their mouth should be willing to back it up.
Well, in today’s video, we will take a look at 15 fighters; who definitely couldn’t back up their cocky and overconfident behavior; which resulted in losing the fight, and oftentimes the respect of the audience.
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Julz the Jackal vs. Ben Nguyen
Julz the Jackal thought that his intimidation techniques would ensure a victory for him in the ring against Ben Nguyen. As it turned out, that was certainly not the case when Ben smashed through the tattoo Jackals defenses to land a knockout punch.
Jason Solomon vs. Amitesh Chaubey
So, when Jason Solomon entered the ring to fight Amitesh Chaubey, he came in with a bad attitude. Even pushing his face into his opponents. Well! Chaubey managed to knock that chip off his shoulder in just 9 seconds. Maybe next time, Solomon will show a little more respect in a sport where you can get your face hammered in.
Bethe Correia vs. Holly Holm
Bethe Correia was trying her hardest to coax Holly Holm to punch her. well! Holm did exactly what she wanted; by landing a powerful kick to Correia’s face knocking her down. Sometimes, you have to be careful what you ask for.
Sabri Sediri vs. Sam Maxwell
French boxer, Sabri Sediri learned the hard way that you should never celebrate a win until you’ve actually been declared the winner. The dancing around and dodging only left him open for Sam Maxwell to take the upper hand.
Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz
Despite making the crowd and the commentators laugh with his clown-like antics in the ring, it was his opponent who got the last laugh when he won on points regardless. Maybe next time, he will take things a little more serious, or at least land a few more hits before the match ends.
Michel Pereira vs. Tristan Connelly
Michel Pereira is arguably the king of showboating. Always happy to oblige his fans with some silly moves that include dances, backflips or launches from the cage. In fact, it makes him resemble a power ranger rather than an MMA fighter.
Well! Things soon changed when Pereira came face-to-face with Tristan Connelly. Although he entered the ring with a break dance, he ended it with a broken face.
Klitschko vs. David Haye
Klitschko is one of the most reserved fighters in boxing, refusing to engage in trash talk.
Well! When David Haye decided to go out of his way to taunt the fighter during the lead-up to the fight.
Even printing off a t-shirt of him standing over the Klitschko brothers with their decapitated heads in his hands, Klitschko made sure it was he who got the last laugh.
Joe Harding vs. Johan Segas
Throughout this fight between Joe Harding and Johan Segas, Harding doesn’t seem to be taking things too seriously. Something that became his downfall when Segas used the opening to deliver a knockout kick.
Adrien Broner vs. Marcos René Maidana
You may never come across another boxer who is as arrogant as Adrien the problem Broner. The super confident fighter is never shy during the run-up to a fight, especially when it comes to the media.
In 2013, however on undefeated, Broner met his match when he ran into Argentine Marcos René Maidana. After showboating at every chance he got, it was Maidana who got the last laugh. He knocked Broner down for the first time in his career in round two and went on to win the fight.
Giovanni Andrade vs. Hilarmo Regando
Giovanni Andrade bizarre dance style movements, might have kept the audience and announcers smiling. But it’s clear, Hilarmo Regando didn’t find the funny side to it. After falling down without getting hit and joking around, Andrade found himself on his knees again. only this time it was because of a body shot that stopped him from going on.
Red vs. Blue
This fighter doesn’t know when to stop. After being knocked down a number of times, he tries to taunt his opponent by saying he had only been boxing for three weeks. Of course, that made knocking him down a few more times a pleasure.
Mike Tyson vs. Lennox Lewis
Although Mike Tyson said he was going to eat Lennox Lewis’s children in a bizarre interview, it seemed that the only thing he did chow down on was the canvas. Not only does Tyson earn his nickname Iron Mike for his punches; but also, for how hard he hits the ground.
And that concludes our top 15 moments where showing off went very wrong. Out of all these clips which one was your favorite? we would love to know in the comments section below.
If you would like to see 15 more moments, make sure to check out part 2 of this video.
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