The lesson, then, should be obvious. When it comes to taunting your opponent in the ring, octagon, cage or whatever, you have nothing to gain and everything to lose. So just fight the fight.
Of course, idiots don’t understand this, and I for one am very glad that they don’t. It’s a lot of fun making fun of them.
That brings me to some dude named Dave Bautista. At some small-time MMA event organized by JMC MMA in the Philippines, he took pre-fight taunting to new heights by pretending to dig a grave right there in the octagon and then pretending to drag his opponent, Reginaldo Cruz, into it.
Obviously, you know what happened next, right?
You guessed it. Dude got knocked the (shut your mouth) out.