Chuck Liddell, B.J. Penn, Lead Favorites of Who UFC Fighters Idolized

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Just about every fighter currently on the UFC roster grew up watching the sport in some form or fashion. 

Like every other fan, even the best of the best of today's current crop of champions and contenders had a favorite fighter or someone they loved to watch whenever they tuned into a UFC broadcast.

In the video above, fighters such as UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, heavyweight contender Stipe Miocic and former Ultimate Fighter season one cast member Chris Leben all weigh in on who they loved to watch compete in the UFC Octagon.

While the list from the fighters including legends who became household names while fighting in Japan such as Mirko CroCop and Wanderlei Silva, one prevailing name stood out amongst the group.

Former UFC light heavyweight champion and UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell was not only the face of the promotion for several years and the most popular attraction to fans, but other fighters grew up watching his brutal mastery in the cage.

Liddell reigned at or near the top of the light heavyweight division for most of his career, and his performances remain the stuff of legends when it comes to the best MMA has ever seen.

Even today's UFC fighters still respect what Liddell was able to do in his prime.

Check out the video above to see the other fighters that picked out their favorite performers to watch before they decided to lace up the gloves and give this MMA thing a try for themselves.

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