At the end of the day, MMA is about the competition, but the personalities of the many individuals who make up the sport are what keeps fans intrigued during the lulls between major fight cards.
Rivalries and such, while often contrived, add an extra element to big fights and bring attention to fights that might have otherwise flown under the radar. Trash talk isn't for everyone, but it definitely has its place in sports.
Chael Sonnen has emerged as the premier trash talker in MMA, but there are plenty of other outspoken individuals in the sport. Let's take a look at the 15 most boisterous, controversial individuals in the game today.