If Fighters' Nicknames Really Represented the Fighters That Use Them
Many fighters in MMA today have nicknames. Some are ironic, some are intimidating, some are hysterical and others have some type of inside joke meaning.
There are lots of entertaining nicknames, and some are downright funny. But they sometimes don't exactly represent the fighters as truthfully as they could.
So, with that in mind, if fighters' nicknames really represented them...
'The Axe Murderer', Wanderlei Silva
I'm fairly certain that he wouldn't be fighting in a cage or a ring—he'd be in prison.
Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson
Photo via TMZ.com
I guess Rampage lived up to his nickname after going on a, well, Rampage.
In 2008, he was booked on suspicion of felony reckless driving, and felony hit and run after striking several vehicles. He led pursuing officers on a chase while driving on the wrong side of the street and on city sidewalks. During the chase one of the tires blew out on his truck and he continued to flee while driving on his rims.
'The Korean Zombie', Chan Sung Jung
Photo from the TV show, The Walking Dead.
His nickname certainly fits him as a fighter, as he just keeps coming forward—also, he is, in fact, Korean.
However, what you may or may not know is that he is not an actual zombie.
You learn something new every day, right?
Jason 'Mayhem' Miller
The brawl following Strikeforce: Nashville.
Okay. Mayhem lives up to his name.
Frank 'Twinkle Toes' Trigg
I'd have to imagine that Frank Trigg would be a ballerina, or something to that degree.
'The Janitor', Vladimir Matyushenko
Well, his nickname tells you exactly what he'd be doing if his nickname represented him.
He'd be a janitor.
Jon 'Bones' Jones
This one's got be pretty obvious.
I also don't think he'd be stepping in a cage anytime soon if he really lived up to his nickname...
Frankie 'The Answer' Edgar
If Frankie Edgar lived up to his nickname, he wouldn't be fighting in a cage.
He would be taking care of business in Gotham as The Riddler's arch enemy.
Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva
Photo by MMAjunkie.com
If Bigfoot lived up to his nickname, he'd be somewhere in the mountains in the northwest United States being hunted by cryptozoologists.