Lesnar nearly did the unthinkable when he met Mir in 2008 by coming close to pounding the former champion out in what was only the former WWE Superstar’s second professional fight. However, Mir was able to secure a leg lock and got the tap. Instead of showing some humility in the wake of his hard-fought victory, Mir started a steady stream of smack aimed in Lesnar’s direction, even going too far at times by bringing up the possibility of death or a career-ending injury once the two locked horns. The situation awoke a beast in Lesnar who came out strong and absolutely smashed Mir in their rematch. Afterwards Lesnar stood over his badly beaten, fallen foe and understandably did a little talking of his own.
Most Mixed Martial Artists enter match-ups with the mindset of the fight being a professional matter rather than a means of settling a personal vendetta. However, bouts occasionally come with bad blood between the involved participants and in the blink of an eye things can turn nasty. While boxing has its fair share of ugly incidents, the UFC is not without its own blemishes when it comes to competitors taking things a step or two over the line based on genuine dislike of a peer. Even as recently as this weekend, Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen nearly threw down outside of the Octagon. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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