Do you know why fans are willing to sit through hours upon hours of mindless cliches during press conferences and interviews?
It's because there's always the chance for that one golden sound byte to occur. You know the statement that somehow manages to escape the filter system and spews out of somebody's mouth. It's the statement that feels so right to say but may cause a few regrets after the fact.
MMA fighters happen to be some of the best at acquiring great sound bytes. Unlike in other sports, they are representing themselves and not an organization. There is less structure in MMA press conferences and interviews which helps the process not feel so robotic.
The fighters on this list were among some of the best at saying one-liners that have lived on through the years. Some were great trash talkers while others made us scratch our head and wonder if we were the ones who weren't philosophically inclined.
Whether it was crazy-smart or crazy-dumb, all of these guys were good for at least one good line once you put a microphone in front of them.