Saladin was humilated 3 times by Richard Lionheart. At the Siege of Acre (1189-1191), at the Battle of Arsuf (1191) and Battle of Jaffa (1192)
The Third Crusade was a successful expedition for Richard, and a triumph for Christendom. It was a painful and humiliating defeat for Saladin. Historian Andrew Ehrenkreutz, says that “in spite of overwhelming odds in their favor, the Muslims could neither outfight the Christian contingent nor simultaneously protect Ascalon and Jerusalem. Considering the military organization and defense oriented economy of the Muslim countries and in view of the strategic advantages they secured in 1187-89, the terms of the 1192 armistice must be regarded as a humiliating concession the Christian invaders imposed on Islam.” -Ehrenkreutz, Saladin, p. 217.
Historian Thomas Madden explains that “the Third Crusade was by almost any measure a highly successful expedition. Most of Saladinís victories in the wake of Hattin were wiped away. The crusader kingdom was healed of its divisions, restored to its coastal cities, and secured in a peace with its greatest enemy.” -Madden, New Concise History of the Crusades, p. 95.
Even Saladins biographer Baha ad-Din wrote about the crusaders and Richard Lionheart how they mocked the Muslims and Saladin;
"The enemy stood firm and did not move from their positions. Like dogs of war they snarled, willing to fight to the death. Our troops were frightened of them, dumbfounded by their steadfastness...
"The number of their cavalry was estimated at the most as seventeen and at least as nine, and their foot were less than 1.000. Some said 300, others more than that. The Sultan was greatly annoyed at this and personally went around the divisions urging (his men) to attack and promising them good reward if they would. Nobody responded to his appeal. I have heard that al-Janah, al-Mashtub's brother, said to the Sultan, "Your Mamelukes, who beat people the day Jaffa fell and took their booty from them, tell them to charge." The Sultan saw that to stand face to face with his insignificant detachment... without taking any action was a sheer loss of face. It was reported to me that the King of England took his lance that day and galloped from the far right wing to the left far and nobody challenged him. The Sultan was enraged, turned his back on the fighting and went to Yazur in high dudgeon."
- Baha ad-Din, The Rare and Excellent History of Saladin, trans. D.S Richards, (Ashgate, 2002), 225-26