Top 15 Trashtalkers Who Got What They Deserved

We love trashtalkers in the sports world, even if we do not want to admit it. Truth be told, some of the greatest athletes that we have ever seen have been some of the best trashtalkers in the history of sports. Michael Jordan, for example, was known to talk trash to his opponents as he was dominating games and leading the Chicago Bulls to National Basketball Association championships. It is possible that we would not remember Muhammad Ali as we do today had Ali not talked trash to fighters such as Joe Frazier and proclaimed to the world that he was, as we know him to be, the greatest.

With all of that said, we have also liked to see trashtalkers get what we feel that they have deserved during certain competitions. Perhaps we just want to believe that karma is a real thing and that it comes back to bite those who are too bold with their claims. Maybe we were, during our younger days, victims of bullies or of trashtalkers, and thus watching such individuals be silenced gives us a sense of satisfaction. There are also sports fans who simply do not like trashtalkers and who like to see people who are humble and who do their talking on the field of play emerge victorious.

Probably the best cases of trashtalkers getting what they supposedly “deserved” have occurred in combat sports organizations such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The reason for this, of course, is that fighters literally get punched in the face during bouts, and some are even choked out to the state of being rendered unconscious. From November 2015 through early March 2016, we have seen multiple cases of fighters who are trashtalkers being humbled in front of international audiences. We hope they haven't learned their lessons, though, because we want the trash talk to keep coming out of their mouths.

15 15. Muhammad Ali 


14 14. Rex Ryan 

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13 13. Matt Hasselbeck 


12 12. LeBron James 

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11 11. Chael Sonnen 


10 10. Eric Bischoff 


9 9. Bethe Correia 

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8 8. Tom Brady 


7 7. Bryce Harper 

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6 6. Richard Sherman 

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5 5. Mike Tyson 


4 4. Cam Newton 

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3 3. Ronda Rousey 

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2 2. Nate Diaz 


1 1. Conor McGregor 

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Somebody was eventually going to silence Conor McGregor, one of the best trashtalkers in all of the UFC and a man who doesn't turn down an opportunity to put himself over via a television interview. The man to do the job was Nate Diaz and McGregor's silencing came at UFC 196. McGregor, who had moved up from featherweight to 170 pounds to fight Diaz, talked trash during press conferences and interviews, but the Irishman was unable to say anything once Diaz locked in a rear-naked choke during the second round of the fight. McGregor, beaten up and beaten down, was forced to submit, and he was left speechless for at least a few seconds.

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