In the spring, I published a treatise on the 15 best nicknames among active fighters in this great sport of mixed martial arts. I found writing that document to be quite a struggle, and when I emerged, I knew what Francis Ford Coppola felt after finally completing Apocalypse Now. That is to say, I knew that I had suffered dearly for my art—my slideshow art—but I had emerged on the other side a better man. A man in full, if you like.
Now, it appears I'm a bit of a glutton for punishment! Or at least someone with the inability to rein in one's editorial. I'm the David Foster Wallace, the J.K. Rowling, the Gregg Easterbrook of MMA nickname slideshows.
For now, here emerges a second tome, and one even longer than the first. These are the 25 worst nicknames in the history of MMA.
Fair warning: You're not liable to see a lot of famous faces on here. We're going beyond the usual suspects of UFC Unleashed. We're going deep for this one, friends. We're going full Coppola once again. Will I survive? I like to think I will. But in what form? That's the true question.