The Top 10 rivalries in Boxing and MMA (2007-2014)

This list is clearly subjective, so feel free to add your own list in the comments.

10. Ricky Hatton vs. Floyd Mayweather

( I loved the back and forth during the press conferences and on 24/7)

9. Sergio Martinez vs. JCC Jr.

(The face off and 24/7 specials made this rivalry very entertaining to me. JCC Jr with his pride, and Sergio being his usual no time for BS self talking down to JCC Jr made this a must see fight.)

8. Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen

(The way the first fight ended is what made this truly a rivalry cause Chael was the first person to ever dominate Silva in a such a fashion in the UFC. Even after it was revealed that Chael failed his post fight drug test, he was still talking trash and Silva went off on a phone call conference........that moment let me know that this rematch was going to be good. Then we he shoulder checked Chael during the weigh-ins raised the question of how could you not watch the rematch. Plus Silva inviting Chael over for later to eat was hilarious.)

7. Nick Diaz vs. KJ Noons

( I can't even begin to explain the absurdity that happened after Noons won their first fight via TKO (cut) and while Diaz and Noons were still fighting for CBS (Elite XC, Strikeforce). But if you have the time or patience to youtube all their interactions it made you question what took so long for that rematch to happen.)

6. Nick Diaz vs. George St. Pierre

(Wolf Tickets, Elevator, Buttered Up Photo Shopped Picture, Bullies, Don't Be Scared Homie, Weigh In Cheating, etc. The fight itself was lackluster but the build up was entertaining)

5. Carl Froch vs. George Groves

(All you need to do is youtube all of their conferences and interviews to understand this one...........Rubik's cube, spit, and handshakes.)

4. Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate

(Headbutt, TUF, No Handshake, etc. In this case both fights were amazing, especially the second one, and they still can't stand each other.)

3. Sergio Martinez vs. Miguel Cotto

(Diva, A Side B Side, Face Off, Bum Knee, etc. I can't wait to see this fight.)

2. Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather

(They still talk trash to each other.....blueprint)

1. Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez

(The rivalry that keeps on giving)

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