Though they are larger-than-life figures in many aspects, even the biggest sports stars are no strangers to public humiliation. They may enjoy the best genetics in terms of athletics, but sometimes, they still can’t escape the chaos of everyday life. Sometimes people make bad decisions that they live to regret. Other times, they inadvertently find themselves in an embarrassing scenario.
We looked at 25 sports stars who suffered public humiliation. These athletes and personalities made poor choices and ended up with the world laughing at them. From Conor McGregor’s penchant for chaos to Brett Favre’s sexting, the bar is quite high. Check out the list below via Fox Sports.
25. Tito Ortiz (2021)
Ortiz is a polarizing figure and often the subject of ridicule in the combat sports world. But he made matters worse for himself after losing to Anderson Silva in a boxing match. The pair fought in the co-main event of a Triller event in Florida. Silva won the fight by knockout when he slept ‘The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’ in brutal fashion. However, Ortiz’s humiliation didn’t end there because Silva inadvertently made a fool of him on the flight home.
The pair were on the same flight home when Silva noticed that Ortiz’s wife was in economy. He offered her his first-class seat so that she could sit near her husband in the premium section. Later, Ortiz claimed the airline made a mistake (via MMA Junkie). But rather than give his wife his own seat, he allowed Anderson to make him look like an even bigger fool in public.