As you may recall, last week I listed the biggest "babyfaces" in MMA. This week, we were sitting around the virtual newsroom and decided we should close the loop by banging out some slides on MMA's biggest heels.
Give a big assist on this to last week's news cycle. First, Alistair Overeem scorched a toilet bowl with his Bane-level testosterone. Then, Brock Lesnar made a dramatic return to dramatic combat performance art on Monday Night Raw, during which time he attacked Jon Cena, whom I believe may be the champion and/or a popular figure. So it was a busy week on the heel front.
Before we go any further, I do remember reading something somewhere about Brock Lesnar retiring from mixed martial arts. But you know what? I don't care. No way he's not going on this list. Other than him, it's active fighters only. Here, why don't we say this list covers fighters active as of Dec. 30, 2011? There we go.
Also, as with the companion list, this covers public personas only (hence the pro wrestling comparison). So if so-and-so didn't sign your cousin's T-shirt one time, I'm truly sorry, but it doesn't mean he necessarily belongs on this list.