At the turn of the 20th century, baseball was still a bit of an unsettled frontier. It attracted men who couldn't fit in with civilized society and weren't deterred by the ballplayer's transient, unstable lifestyle. It didn't pay much, but it sure beat the coal mines and the turnip fields for those with the requisite talent sets.
As such, baseball's early days attracted a lot of crazy characters. Owners, coaches and teammates tolerated nearly endless tomfoolery for a strong arm or a quick pair of feet. There's a lot of that spirit in today's MMA. Far from the Wild West of its infancy, the sport nevertheless piques the interest of a certain segment of athlete. Highly skilled, highly focused, yes. But sometimes eccentric. And sometimes, eccentric means irritating.
With that in mind, here are the 10 most irritating active fighters in MMA right now. It doesn't mean they're bad fighters. It doesn't mean I personally dislike them. It means they're irritating.