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Heavyweights Matt Mitrione, Brendan Schaub exchange nasty insults on Twitter

Maggie Hendricks
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Mitrione and Schaub in happier times. (Getty)

UFC heavyweights Matt Mitrione and Brendan Schaub were once teammates on "The Ultimate Fighter." Since they both have backgrounds in football, that common ground would make for a good friendship, right? Well, not so much. They are fighting at UFC on Fox 8, and they exchanged some nasty insults on Twitter on Monday night.

Here's a sampling of what they had to say each other:

It got uglier, as they used language we're not fond of around here, as well as insults involving Mitrione's wife and comparing Schaub's looks to an actor with Down's Syndrome. The discipline Schaub is speaking of is Mitrione's short suspension for his comments about trans fighter Fallon Fox.

It's still a month out until they face off in the cage. Does this sort of trash talk make the fight more interesting to you? Speak up on Facebook or Twitter.

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