The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s evolution has spawned a new wave of Herculean athletes coming from different martial arts backgrounds. Each of them carries their team and country’s flag with pride and conviction against the best of the best the organization has to offer. Along with the diversity of the fighters’ history, comes the inevitable clash of personalities that forms a perfect and exciting MMA rivalry.
Unlike the fruitful relationship of the UFC and arguably one of the world’s top poker destination, Las Vegas, these rivalries can somewhat turn ugly, but often times it serves as a prelude to classic matches. From the heart-stopping middleweight championship clash of Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen; to Bertrand Grospellier and Lex Raszi Veldhuis taking their poker rivalry to the MMA stage; both have seen timeless rivalries and numerous matches that truly define their respective fields. read more