Maksim was as unfiltered as ever in a recent interview on the podcast, Allegedly, when he didn't hesitate to tell everyone how he really feels about the 34-year-old athlete. When asked to play a game of who he would "f**k, marry or kill," he quickly put Hope in the "kill" category.
"She's just a sh***ty person," Maksim said. "You can have a sh**ty life growing up, but if you're a bad person, there's no excuse for that."
The bad blood stems from Hope's 2012 book, Solo: A Memoir of Hope, in which she alleged that the DWTS pro slapped her in the face during rehearsals.
"He manhandled me in rehearsals from the start, pushing me, whacking my stomach, bending my arms roughly," she wrote. "Maks was rough and mean with me, flinging me and pushing me around. I could see the shocked looks on the faces of the other dancers. ... He wanted my head in a specific position. To achieve that, he slapped me across the face. Hard."
Maksim has denied the allegations.
The 35-year-old dancer also alleged in the candid chat that despite all the romance rumors, he only ever "had relations" with one of his partners -- singer Willa Ford, in 2006.
"Willa Ford, we dated for a little while -- I'm gonna stick that in the f**k category," he said.
ET has reached out to both Hope's rep as well as Willa's for comment.
As for who Maksim would marry, he expressed admiration for his 2008 partner, Olympian Misty May-Treanor. "She's an amazing chick," he said of the volleyball player.
When ET caught up with Maksim in May, the DWTS champ admitted that he "made mistakes" on the hit ABC show that made him a star.
"I may have come across as angry in some instances in the past," he admitted. "I've made mistakes. I've reconciled with some people."