With the rising popularity of mixed martial arts, more and more fighters are mastering the art of trash talking: some however, forget to become masters in their sport. Trash talking can definitely be a double edged sword; if you win, you get a big check and long-lasting fame but if you lose, you are left with nothing but humiliation and disappointment.
What seemed to be a harmless feud between Rami Aziz and Abdulkareem Al Selwady at first, has now fully escalated into a legitimate dispute between the two. The beef has undergone a snowball effect, slowly becoming into what it is today, a cyber-war. The latest post by Rami Aziz dates a couple weeks back after his win at Desert Force 20 when he challenged Abdulkareem again. This was not the first time Aziz fired shots but the latter replied back by accepting Aziz’s challenge, by posting a photo on his social media with his fists up and a caption that said:
“I’m over here answering your call, Rami Aziz you want to fight ? Let’s handle this 1 on 1 in May.”
Not only had Selwady given the okay, but had also answered the call by setting a time frame.
Aziz did not take the time to fire back, promising that it will happen soon. The Iraqi also accuses Al Selwady for deleting his Twitter account following his reply!
Trash talking is an integral part of combat sports. Period. Whether that’s Desert Force,UFC boxing or kickboxing. Heck, one could make the claim that it goes hand-in-hand with any individual sport.
Sometimes, though, things get taken too far. Other times, they get taken a few steps too far.
What came about right after is pure mind games when Aziz asked Selwady if he feels that it is necessary to have his father with him when facing each other inside the cage, since he might be feeling ‘alone’. The spat between the two has taken a huge twist and may have become personal, which in turn will give MMA fans something of a possible spectacle to look forward to. So, will Desert Force officials announce the fight in the near future ? Only time will tell.