In a sport where fighters are just as much entertainers as they are athletes, no where is the concept of "selling the fight" more necessary than in the UFC.
So with a sport like mixed martial arts focused on singular combat, sometimes, the best way to get noticed amongst a sea of eager up and coming fighters is to stand out.
And what better way to move up the ladder than to call out someone higher up than yourself, which is what many fighters do nowadays.
However, while calling out an opponent or talking a lot of trash may get a fighter somewhere, it doesn't always have the results they'd hope for once they step into the cage and in some cases, it might be a case of biting off more than you can chew.
Here are five instances where calling out an opponent didn't really turn out like a fighter had planned.