One thing is for sure in the world of mixed martial arts— there are many highs and lows, and when there’s a low, there’s always an Internet troll lurking behind the scenes, waiting to capture a hilarious image of it to share with the world. With the rise of social media in recent years, very few moments— whether good or bad—are left unexploited and ‘the lows’ of UFC’s biggest names are captured in all their glory.
Stay away from farmer Brock’s fruit
Although Frank Mir submitted Brock Lesnar in their first showdown at UFC 81, the pro wrestler turned UFC superstar laid the smack down on him in the rematch— finishing Mir with a brutal and bloody TKO at UFC 100— providing us with some comical post-fight meme material.
Hendo H-Bombs Bisping
UFC 100 was full of classic meme moments. America’s own, Dan Henderson, took on British rival, Michael Bisping, in The Ultimate Fighter’s coach battle bout. ‘The Count’ Bisping talked a big game before the fight, but got rocked so hard by Hendo that he was sent back to his homeland in this funny meme that so eloquently captured Bisping’s English ancestry.
Rashad Evans wants to be a Millionaire
Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans lost his title in devastating fashion against Lyoto Machida at UFC 98— and it was also his first ever professional loss. Machida put Evans down for the count, leaving him with an expression on his face that paved the way for many great memes.
Bones goes Biggums
Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and all-time MMA great Jon Jones’ lengthy fall from grace began after he tested positive for cocaine following UFC 182. Since then, he has had plenty of dramatic woes— multiple arrests, stripped of his UFC title and became the butt of countless Internet jokes about his extracurricular endeavors.
If you don’t get the reference here, you probably missed an entire era of Chappelle’s Show and Dave Chappelle’s now classic character, Tyrone Biggums.
GSP: The Ladies Man
While widely considered one of the greatest fighters of all time, fans have been known to roast former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre for his lack of fight finishes towards the more recent portion of his career.
The Invention of Steven Seagal
Let’s face it— Steven Seagal might as well have invented memes because he’s became the butt of many of them after his radical claim that he taught Anderson Silva the famed front kick that he used to knock out Vitor Belfort at UFC 126.
The Big Boss Mark Hunt
After Mark Hunt’s impressive walk-off knockout of Frank Mir at UFC Fight Night 85, the Internet exploded with Mark Hunt memes, praising a career chock-full of entertaining finishes.
Conor gets schooled
After his upset loss at UFC 196, Conor McGregor should have taken Joe Rogan’s advice to "stay off the internet for a few days" because the Internet absolutely exploded with mocking memes about him. Thankfully, Conor left us with a surplus of brash material to work with.
Dana White’s cash cow family gets x’ed
A family that gets paid together, gets slayed together.
This funny meme captured the humor behind some of the UFC’s most marketable fighters losing their recent bouts.
Some of the more uneducated fans out there think UFC is a sport due to the popularity of the organization. Mixed Martial Arts is obviously the correct name for this new, growing sport— and we don’t ‘trane’ it— we train it!
Holly goes Street Fighter on Ronda
Holly Holm’s performance against Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 was one worthy of this great Street Fighter shot. Perfect!
BONUS: Just bleed guy
A now infamous, random fan was captured in the audience with a would-be meme already plastered across his chest. It wasn’t long before he became a legend in the UFC meme world.