Three-time world heavyweight champion, civil rights hero, anti-war activist and Greatest of All Time, Muhammed Ali, passed away last night at the age of 74 after a 32-year battle with Parkinson's disease. Reading all of the wonderful remembrances of the life and legacy of this charismatic icon, we find ourselves in awe, because in addition to his scores of other achievements, Ali was also a black belt level trash-talker. Ali was Twitter before Twitter, and had a true gift for cutting down his opponents with truly sick, whimsical, often rhyming boasts and burns that put our lazy 21st Century shade to shame. I mean, this Zeus-level flex?

I done something new for this fight. I wrestled with an alligator. I tussled with a whale. I handcuffed lightning, I thrown thunder in jail. Only last week I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalized a brick. I'm so mean I make medicine sick.

He. Makes. Medicine. Sick. Watch a compilation of some of Ali's incomparable shit-talking below...

And lest we forget, Muhammed Ali had aaaaall the receipts to back it up.

Next time you're talking smack, make it rhyme in honor of the master.

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