Randy "The Natural" Couture had an awesome nickname. It was everything a nickname should be: it was fitting, inspirational and simple, it flowed easily off the tongue, and, most importantly, it sounded cool.
There are some who have extravagant formulas when compiling a list of the best nicknames in MMA. They feel the moniker should have some sort of personal meaning and/or reflect the fighter’s style in some way.
I’m not here to rain on that parade. It’s great if those criteria can be met. If they cannot, however, then it's perfectly fine to just go with something that sounds good.
That being said, it’s also okay not to even have a nickname, especially if you’re going to call yourself something way too close to J-Lo, hypothetically speaking of course. Matt Hughes didn’t have a nickname and he was one of the best fighters of all time.
Nicknames are nice and all, but much like a hairpiece, it’s better not to have one at all than to have a bad one.
Here are the 10 best nicknames in MMA today, in no particular order.