UFC legends Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell believe only former two-division champ Conor McGregor can destroy his opponents by getting into their heads.

MMA is one of the sports where “trash-talking” is essential. Not only does it help promote a fight but some fighters intend to do it ahead of the fight in the hope to ruin the strategy of their opponent.

Ortiz, who recently revealed that he learned a lot of talking trash from Hulk Hogan and Muhammad Ali , recently sat down with his long-time rival Liddell in a recent episode of “The Adam Carolla Show,” and one of the things they have talked about was – trash-talking in MMA.

According to Ortiz, he has a wide experience in intimidating his opponents ahead of the fight and looking at the list of fighters who talk a lot these days, “nobody” has the ability to really affect his opponent’s game.

“Nowadays? Zero,” Ortiz answered when asked about a fighter who can get into his opponent’s head.

However, Liddell barged in and said that McGregor was the only fighter he knows that can dismantle the abilities of his opponents by talking trash.

As per Liddell, Jose Aldo is the living proof that McGregor can really destroy his opponents by intimidating them. The 49-year-old UFC legend stressed out that Aldo was never known for being aggressive early in the fight. However, because of what McGregor did to him ahead of the fight, Aldo loses it and immediately attacked the UFC star. In the process, Aldo got caught and knocked out quick.

“Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor was a great example. How often do you see Jose Aldo run across the ring and attack a guy that quickly? But I think he was so mad at Conor that he actually went across the ring and he got caught,” Liddell pointed out.

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Ortiz agreed with Liddell and even revealed that he had been trying to do the same thing McGregor did to Aldo during his epic fights with Liddell. However, it never worked because Liddell knew better.

“I tried to do that my whole career but it never worked on Chuck (Liddell) cause he knew what I was doing,” Ortiz revealed.

Prior to this, Ortiz already stated that McGregor is a great trash-talker. However, there were times where Ortiz thought McGregor has crossed the line.

“He takes away too far. He has crossed the line a little too much,” Ortiz said.

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Chuck Liddell punches Tito Ortiz in the first round during the Light Heavyweight bout at The Forum on November 24, 2018 in Inglewood, California. Joe Scarnici/Getty Images