10 Biggest Post-Fight Meltdowns In MMA History

Check out the 10 biggest post-fight meltdowns in MMA history.

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From the very beginning, there has been a fair share of post-fight meltdowns in MMA history.

Whether it was MMA’s original bad boy, Tito Ortiz, nearly inciting a riot with the Lions Den after his victory of Guy Metzger or Ronda Rousey going AWOL after losing the women’s bantamweight title, post-fight freakouts are must-watch TV.

The term meltdown or even freakout is a bit subjective. So for the purpose of this list, we will define meltdown as ‘a sudden loss of control over one’s feeling or behavior.’

So with that in mind, we scoured the combat sports landscape to bring you 10 of the biggest post-fight meltdowns in MMA history.

The list starts here, enjoy.

Jon Jones

Daniel Cormier

Before Daniel Cormier became the undisputed “baddest man on the planet” by defeating Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 and thus becoming the first man ever to hold both the light heavyweight title and the heavyweight strap at the same time, he was one of the internet’s hottest memes.

Cormier met his longtime rival Jon Jones for the light heavyweight title at July 2017’s UFC 214 from Anaheim, California. Although “DC” faired well in the early going of the five-round fight, Jones was the better man on that night. He knocked Cormier out with a third-round head kick to regain the title before testing positive for ********.

Sadly, the image of a grown man in tears is what most people remember from UFC 214.

The crying face Cormier meme quickly became the web’s newest way to express one’s unpleasantries, joining the famous crying Michael Jordan meme in the process.

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Bellator Reveals Opening Round Of Welterweight Grand Prix

The Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix bracket is official.

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The Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix tournament bracket is officially set and will kick off at Bellator 206 on September 29, 2018.

Earlier today (Aug. 6, 2018) Bellator announced the bracket seedings for the welterweight GP via Instagram. But the news didn’t stop there, as they announced Paul Daley as one of the eight men involved in the tournament.

Daley’s participation was in question due to his ongoing contract issues with the promotion, but now that is all squared away, Daley is in.

The bracket breaks down as such:

One one side of the bracket Michael “Venom” Page (13-0) will take on fellow Brit Paul “Semtex” Daley (40-16-2) in a grudge match years in the making. Joining them on that side of the bracket are two former champions in Douglas “The Phenom” Lima (29-7) and Andrey “The Spartan” Koreshkov (21-2).

On the other side of the bracket waits reigning welterweight champion Rory “Red King” MacDonald (20-4) defending his belt against Jon Fitch (31-7-1). The winner of that bout will take on either Neiman Gracie (8-0) or fellow unbeaten prospect “EZ” Ed Ruth (6-0).

It seems Scott Coker has thought this Grand Prix out well after all this isn’t his first rodeo. Yaroslav Amasov (20-0) will fight Lorenz “The Monsoon” Larkin (19-7) with the winner earning the coveted alternate spot should one of the eight participants be unable to compete. It should be noted that reigning UFC double champ Daniel “DC” Cormier won the Strikeforce heavyweight GP as an alternate.

All fights are expected to be five-round affairs regardless of where and when they take place on the card. Perhaps the most interesting thing about this tournament is that the welterweight title will be up for grabs a total of three times. So, in theory, we could see a new 170-pound champion be crowned three more times in 2018.

The welterweight GP kicks off Sept. 29 at Bellator 206 with Daley vs. Page; the event will be the first on the streaming platform DAZN.

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Lorenz Larkin Rips LFA Fighter Over Post-Fight Celebration

Bellator star Lorenz Larkin was not pleased to see one finish at an LFA event over the weekend. In case you missed it, heavyweight fighter Drew Chatman finished Irvins Ayala but then thought it was a great idea to do a front-flip on Ayala’s unconscious body after the fight was declared over at Friday’s LFA […]

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Bellator star Lorenz Larkin was not pleased to see one finish at an LFA event over the weekend.

In case you missed it, heavyweight fighter Drew Chatman finished Irvins Ayala but then thought it was a great idea to do a front-flip on Ayala’s unconscious body after the fight was declared over at Friday’s LFA 36 event that aired on AXS TV at Morongo Casino Resort in Cabazon, Calif.

This led to the commission declaring the celebration a DQ and the ruling was overturned.

This moment caught the attention of a lot of people including Larkin. Keep in mind that Chatman basically lucked into a win at this event due to the fact that it appears by looking at the footage that Ayala accidentally knocked himself out to end the fight.

Larkin took to his official Instagram account to rip Chatman and his gym, which is owned by former UFC title challenger Josh Koscheck. He wrote the following in the caption:

“What a piece of shit you are drew chatman!!!! And @joshkoscheck you should be f-cking embarrassed as a coach and gym owner.”

He also went on a rant in the video posted on the social media platform, which you can see here (transcript courtesy of MMAJunkie):

“You f-cking piece of sh-t. I’ve never, ever in my f-cking life see any type of classless sh-t like that, and I’ve been in the game for a while. I hope – I know (LFA President) Ed Soares is one hell of a f-cking promoter, and he will handle it to the fullest f-cking potential he can.

But I hope no other f-cking promotions – no matter how you f-cking do in your career – pick your sorry ass up. And I’m so glad you’re not on the higher f-cking levels so I could get my hands on you, you piece of f-cking sh-t.”

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Bellator 193 ‘Larkin vs. Gonzalez’ Fight Card Highlights

Lorenz Larkin finally secured a win inside the Bellator cage, besting Fernando Gonzalez this past Friday night at Bellator 193. Larkin, who signed with the promotion and was given a shot at then-champion Douglas Lima, picked up a decision in the main e…

Lorenz Larkin finally secured a win inside the Bellator cage, besting Fernando Gonzalez this past Friday night at Bellator 193. Larkin, who signed with the promotion and was given a shot at then-champion Douglas Lima, picked up a decision in the main event live on Paramount Network. The card also featured A.J. Matthews defeating Kendall […]

Bellator 193 Results: Lorenz Larkin Decisions Fernando Gonzalez

It’s once again fight day here at LowKickMMA, and the talent on display tonight (Friday, January 26, 2018) will come in the form of Bellator 193. Headlining the card are Lorenz Larkin and Fernando Gonzalez, but there’s a whole bunch of great fights also taking place on the rest of the main card. Lorenz Larkin […]

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It’s once again fight day here at LowKickMMA, and the talent on display tonight (Friday, January 26, 2018) will come in the form of Bellator 193. Headlining the card are Lorenz Larkin and Fernando Gonzalez, but there’s a whole bunch of great fights also taking place on the rest of the main card.

Lorenz Larkin and Fernando Gonzalez meet in a catchweight bout in the main event. In round 1, there was a feeling out process with both fighters being reluct to fire off shots. They threw some leg kicks but kept their range. Larkin started to feel the fight and let his hands go while controlling the distance. In round 2, Larkin really started to put it on Gonzalez and even rocked him at one point up against the fence with a right hook. Gonzalez was trying to get inside but the range was hurting him. They had a nice exchange up against the fence within the last two minutes. Larkin knocked him down with under a minute to go. Larkin was loose and his striking game showed it. Gonzalez landed some solid strikes towards the end of the round. In round 3, Larkin slowed the pace down while Gonzalez sped it up as it was a close fight going into this round. Gonzalez caught Larkin with a few good shots but Lark landed a devastating knee strike in the middle of the round that seemed to fire up Gonzalez, who started to unload. For the last minute and half, they had an all out slug fest. In the end, the judges gave the win to Larkin by decision.

Saad Awad and J.J. Ambrose meet in a lightweight in the co-main event. In round 1, Awad was using leg kicks to close the distance as Ambrose was back peddling. Awad was starting to let his hands go while working over the left leg of Ambrose, who was having a hard time getting any offense going. Awad scored a late round takedown but Ambrose got back to his feet. They clinched to end the round. In round 2, Ambrose;s left leg was really red after taking all of those leg kicks. Awad was able to get a takedown and got his back but Ambrose scrambled out of that position. Ambrose was able to get back to his feet. However, Awad took him down again and got his back. Awad worked him over with strikes while attempting to set up a rear-naked choke. Awad moved to mount but lost it as Ambrose got back to his feet. Awad clinched again and Awad took him down but Ambrose got on top to end the round. In round 3, Ambrose took him down to start out the round and for the majority of it they wrestled while Ambrose kept him pinned down. Awad was able to get back up and they exchanged knee strikes. Ambrose took him down again and was able to land some strikes. Back and forth action. Awad took him down and got back control. The judges gave the win to Awad.

Kendall Grove vs. AJ Matthews is next in a middleweight bout. In round 1, Matthews was trying to get inside of Grove’s range early. Grove caught him with a series of strikes that left Matthews off balance. Matthews was working leg kicks nicely and it was effecting Grove’s movement. Matthews was doing a nice job at controlling the exchanges. Grove started mixing things up at the end of the round. In round 2, Matthews continued to control of the range and clinched with him briefly in the early going. Grove landed a good combo in the middle of the round. Matthews was doing a nice job of landing his shots but avoiding Grove’s strikes by getting out of the way. In round 3, they had a wild exchange to open the round. Matthews caught him with a combo that led to Matthews pouncing on Grove, who later recovered. Matthews continued the beatdown with an elbow and an uppercut. The judges gave Matthews the decision win.

Opening the main card on Spike TV is Steve Kozola vs. Jake Smith in a lightweight bout. In round 1, Kozola was pressing early and landing some solid shots. Smith caught him with a straight right and followed up with a left hook that dropped Kozola. Smith finishes with strikes on the ground.

Here are the results for this event:

MAIN CARD (Paramount Network/9 p.m. ET)

Catchweight: Lorenz Larkin def. Fernando Gonzalez — Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Lightweight: Saad Awad def. J.J. Ambrose — Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Middleweight: A.J. Matthews def. Kendall Grove — Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

Lightweight: Jake Smith def. Steve Kozola — KO (Punches) 0:57 R1

PRELIMINARY CARD (Online/ 7 p.m. ET)

 

Tyrell Fortune def. Joe Hernandez via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Tyree Fortune def. Michael Quintero via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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Bellator 193 Live Main Card Results Tonight (Jan. 26) at 9 p.m. ET

The time has arrived for Bellator 193. Tonight (Jan. 26), the main card of Bellator 193 takes place inside the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California at 9 p.m. ET. The headliner features a 180-pound catchweight bout between Lorenz Larkin an…

The time has arrived for Bellator 193. Tonight (Jan. 26), the main card of Bellator 193 takes place inside the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California at 9 p.m. ET. The headliner features a 180-pound catchweight bout between Lorenz Larkin and Fernando Gonzalez. The co-main event features a lightweight tilt between Saad Awad and J.J. Ambrose. Veteran […]