Revenge is a dish best served cold.
When it's served in the UFC, I recommend cold, with a side of face punching.
Since the very first show in 1993, revenge has consistently been one of the UFC's top storylines. But Ken Shamrock's pursuit of vengeance against Royce Gracie was just the first of many revenge subplots to come.
This year has been a revenge lover's dream—and considering The Count of Monte Cristo is my favorite book of all time, I feel qualified to say it doesn't get much sweeter than Anderson Silva silencing Chael Sonnen and Jon Jones vanquishing his mentor Rashad Evans.
Sonnen, as you may recall, absolutely savaged Silva in the press for two years. He talked about his country, his manhood, his friends and even his wife. It was brutal. Silva, of course, had the last word, not only finishing Chael in the cage, but clowning him afterwards, even inviting him to a barbecue. It was the definition of "owned."
Amazingly, things were even more personal between Evans and Jones. The two had been training partners at Greg Jackson's gym in New Mexico, where Evans had taken Jones under his wing.
Things escalated quickly, however, when Jones suggested in the press that he'd be willing to fight Evans, breaking gym protocol and the friendship. When the two met at UFC 145, it was not just for the belt. It was to settle a legitimate score.
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