The heavyweight champion of the world is often viewed as the baddest man on the planet. Mike Tyson carried that moniker on his back and translated it into international notoriety that will forever live in infamy.
In mixed martial arts, several men have been lucky enough to call themselves the biggest and the best. Other heavyweights have earned a place in the hearts of fans, but never quite reached the peak of the mountain.
With the upcoming championship battle between Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez only one month away, it's easy to get worked up thinking about heavyweight action. In anticipation of that fight, let's take a look at the most popular heavyweights in MMA history.