Memes are often used at the expense of another person or entity, but in the UFC it seems to be quite a bit more personal. When jokes are made about someone getting seriously injured, knocked out or submitted, feelings are often hurt.
It’s not only about the actual fights either. After shows like The Ultimate Fighter became popular, cameras were suddenly following fighters everywhere. Now we get to see every moment, no matter how private, in a UFC fighter’s life. This has lead to reaction memes, jabs at weight and appearance, and many other potentially offensive jibes.
Take a look a the most offensive UFC memes around…
Everybody likes a good joke and a laugh, but this meme was directly aimed at Jon Jones’ drug addiction. Fair enough, he is the biggest heel in MMA, but some felt this stream of Jones Nose memes went a little too far.
Following his infamous failed drug test(s), Jones also wrecked his rental car and fled the scene leaving a pregnant woman injured.
After his brutal knockot loss to Lyoto Machida at UFC 98, Rashad Evans lost the light-heavyweight title. ‘Suga’ also became the subject of many memes portraying his unfortunate facial expression after the fact.
This depiction of Evans on the popular TV show ‘Who Wants To Be a Millionaire’ is perhaps the most seen.
Jose Aldo’s 13 Seconds
After losing to Conor McGregor at UFC 194 in just 13 seconds, Jose Aldo’s world came crashing down around him. The Brazilian had lost his undefeated UFC record, the featherweight title and the feud with McGregor.
If that wasn’t bad enough, a ton of hurtful memes spread across the internet. Mocking Aldo at his lowest moment, fans proved they are ruthless even when reacting to MMA legends like Jose Aldo.