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UFC Fighters and Their Celebrity Doppelgangers

Adam ReiterCorrespondent IIIJanuary 16, 2017

UFC Fighters and Their Celebrity Doppelgangers

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    Everybody out there supposedly has someone who looks exactly like them—a doppelganger.

    In the UFC, the story is no different. Some UFC fighters, including one who appears on this list, have earned nicknames based off of the people they look like.

    This list will focus on nine current UFC fighters, personalities, champions and UFC executives.

    Here we go:

Rashad Evans

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    This former undefeated Light Heavyweight Champion recently lost to former friend and teammate Jon "Bones" Jones last Saturday at UFC 145. Evans' celebrity doppelganger is...

Cuba Gooding, Jr.

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    The Oscar-winning actor is so sweet as the doppelganger to "Sugar" Rashad.

    Picture Rashad's mannerisms in and out of the ring: the showboating, the dancing in the ring, etc. and tell me you cannot see Gooding, especially in character as Rod Tidwell from "Jerry Maguire," doing those exact same things.

Urijah Faber

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    The former WEC Featherweight Champion will fight the rubber match with current UFC Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz this summer. Faber's celebrity look-alike is...

Luke Skywalker

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    The first sighting of a fictional character on this list, Skywalker's long blonde locks earn him this spot.

    Despite living in a galaxy far, far away, Skywalker looks ever the part of "The California Kid," and it would be quite a scene to see the son of Darth Vader bouncing to the octagon to "California Love," like Faber.

Diego Sanchez

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    The winner of the 1st season of the Ultimate Fighter, Sanchez's celebrity look-alike is...

Inigo Montoya

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    Portrayed by Mandy Patinkin in Rob Reiner's 1987 tale, "The Princess Bride," it's the swordsman who sought revenge for the murder of his father at the hands of a man with six fingers on a hand.

    I know that this really works if Sanchez has longer hair, but the resemblance is still there.

Rich Franklin

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    The former Middleweight Champion's celebrity look-alike is...

    (If you know Franklin's nickname, this one should be obvious...)

Jim Carrey

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    The star of "Ace Ventura," the movie from which Franklin got his nickname, is comedy legend Jim Carrey.

    Franklin was once called, by a UFC color commentator, "an angry Jim Carrey." Well played, Mr. Rogan.

Michael Bisping

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    Bisping was the winner of Season 3 of "The Ultimate Fighter." His celebrity doppelganger is...

Jon Kitna

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    The long-tenured NFL quarterback was undrafted out of Central Washington in 1996, one of the great players in recent years who was not drafted, throwing for nearly 30,000 yards in his 15 year career.

Kenny Florian

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    The UFC's Ultimate runner-up (0-3 in title fights) has this man as his celebrity doppelganger...

Ben Stiller

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    The star of numerous comedies, Stiller has been parodied by Florian on video before.

    Close your eyes for a second, and tell me you don't see some of Ken-Flo in the Zoolander look, "Magnum"/Ferrari/Blue Steel.

Gabriel Gonzaga

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    The man who delivered the "kick heard round the world" to Mirko Cro Cop has this man as his celebrity doppelganger...

Vincent D'Onofrio

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    The star of "Law and Order: Criminal Intent," "Full Metal Jacket" and the first major villain in the "Men in Black" trilogy, D'Onofrio is the celebrity look-alike of "Nepao."

Dana White

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    What celebrity most resembles "The Boss?" That would be another boss...

Dr. Evil

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    Brilliantly played by Mike Myers in the "Austin Powers" trilogy, Dr. Evil makes the list as the 3rd movie character look-alike.

Georges St. Pierre

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    The long-reigning Welterweight Champion's celebrity look alike is...

Jeff Garcia

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    The 12 year NFL veteran who led led three different teams to the playoffs, Garcia makes the list as the doppelganger of "Rush."

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