After any major win, UFC commentator makes his way into the cage and asks fighters about who they have in mind as their next opponent. There is no answer less satisfying than "I'll fight whoever they decide to put in front of me."
Not only do fans want to hear a callout, but it behooves a fighter to call his own shots.
When declining to name the next guy in your cross-hairs, you are passing up a golden opportunity. Not only are you given the chance to request a favorable stylistic matchup, but you can jump a few rungs on the divisional ladder by knocking down the right door.
However, be careful what you wish for. By calling out a fighter who can give you a mighty thrashing, some combatants end up falling on their faces.
Here is a look at 7 MMA callouts that backfired.