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May 02, 2022

The Most Foul-Mouthed UFC Fighter

You might think that the rise in popularity of Conor McGregor has also resulted in the UFC fighter’s potty mouth getting dirtier even before the trash-talking Irishman entered the fold, MMA has been full of trash-talk.

Some fighters simply can’t psych themselves up without dishing out a few insults toward their opponent. It is easier to fight someone that you don’t like than a training partner or a person that you like.

The UFC roster is filled with beasts that are going to kick your ass and insult you while doing it. Even though there are a few darlings that try to keep things as polite as possible, there are more Nick Diaz’s in the UFC than there are Sam Alvey's.

In order to determine who is actually the most foul-mouthed UFC fighter at the moment, we went to Twitter. We analyzed the tweets of all UFC fighters ranking in the current weight classes and came up with some really peculiar results in the amount of profanity they exhibit online.

Who Is the Most Foul-Mouthed UFC Fighter?

With more than 700 active fighters on the UFC roster, there are a lot of bad words that go around. Most insults are uttered before and during a fight. Some like to spew an avalanche of swear words during a press conference, too. But almost all of them like to go back and forth via Twitter.

Believe it or not, based on the number of insults per tweet, Tony Ferguson is the current leader. “El Cucuy” posts tweets that contain 29% of bad words, more precisely 1,160 insults from a total of 3,023 tweets. The second place is reserved for Brazilian brawler Ketlen Vieira. She is not far behind Ferguson as 28% of her tweets are lavished with profanities.

Sean Strickland earns our number three spot. “Tarzan” is riding a six-fight win streak, which put quite a bit of a chip on his shoulder. Given his most recent rise to fame, he started blasting his opponents with more insults than punches.

Believe it or not, the likes of Conor McGregor, Israel Adesanya, and Sean O’Malley are not in the top 10. They seem to prefer to save their trash-talking for outside of Twitter wars.

Welterweight – Which Fighter Is Using The Most Insults

The kingpin of the Welterweight division, Kamaru Usman, is also the pound-per-pound best fighter in the UFC. But he does not really talk a lot of smack when it comes to Twitter. What he does is smash his opponents to the ground and save the insults for press conferences.

On the other hand, his biggest rival and number one contender, Colby Covington, is someone who likes to run his mouth every time he gets a chance. But the only thing his big mouth got him was a broken jaw in his first title fight against Kamaru.

But neither of those two nor other Welterweight hardheads like Jorge Masvidal or Leon Edwards, are near the top of loud-mouth fighters on Twitter. Believe it or not, Stephen Thompson, the nicest man in the UFC, is the one that leads the division in Twitter insults. “Wonderboy” posted 2,628 tweets, which consist of 630 insults.

Bantamweight – Which Fighter Is Using The Most Insults

The Bantamweights may be small in size. But that does not stop them from being fierce when it comes to disrespecting their opponents publicly. Aljamain Sterling has successfully defended his Championship belt versus Petr Yan. The build-up before the fight has resulted in a lot of banter between the two. The lead-up did not only include press conferences, it also had the two going off on each other via Twitter.

The best Bantamweight fighters are also the most foul-mounted fighters in the division. We can add former title contender Cory Sandhagen and the rising star of the division Sean O’Malley into the mix as they too have something to say on Twitter.

The Most Insulting UFC Division On Twitter

If we take a look at things separately and rank the insults based on divisions, the Middleweight division is the one that has the most foul-mouthed fighters. It actually makes a lot of sense. The champion himself, Israel Adesanya, certainly has a lot of things to say. But the leader at middleweight is the Liverpoolian, Darren Till followed by Marvin Vettori and Nassourdine Imavov.

Lightweight comes in at a close second, while the biggest surprise is the inclusion of Women’s Flyweight at number three. Lauren Murphy didn’t fare well in her title fight against the champ, Valentina Shevchenko. But “Lucky” Lauren doesn’t back down when it comes to her tweets. The up and coming contender Andrea “KGB” Lee adds a lot to the ranking of the Women’s Flywehgith on this list.

Most Frequent Insults

If you are wondering what the favorite type of insult that UFC fighters like to serve their opponents is, you will be greatly surprised. The number one insult on the list is “rat,” followed at a close second by “cow.” It is a bit strange choice to insult somebody. If you ask us, there are far better ways to insult a person.

“F-bombs” are in the top five, which a lot of fighters tend to use. But it is only good enough to earn the number three spot in the frequency of use list.

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