The 10 Sexiest Fighters in MMA: The Guys
During these dark, trying times of economic hardship, we turn to MMA fighters who are richer and better looking than ourselves for hope. It’s for that very reason that I’ve decided to tackle the arduous task of compiling a list of the top 10 sexiest fighters exclusively for Bleacher Report.
Feel free to agree, disagree, or post your own list. In the interests of equality I’ll be posting a list of the girls, too. Enjoy.
10 - Yoshihiro Akiyama
The man simply dubbed ‘Sexyama’ by most is a Japanese sex symbol who’s already enjoyed copious amounts of fame in his home country. Though he’s yet to show his true potential in the UFC MMA fans around the world are already bowled over by his effortless coolness.
9 – Roger Huerta
There’s been a lot of uproar over whether or not Roger would leave fighting altogether to pursue a movie career. Put aside the obvious traits Huerta possesses, i.e. the smoothness, the fact he’s always preened to perfection, and look at the way he handled himself in his last fight. That’s real sexiness for you.
8 – Forrest Griffin
Though he’s chewed around the edges, Forrest makes this list for several reasons. A) Mothers and Grandmothers adore him. Don’t ask me why, but they do. Thus bringing him home would never be a problem. B) He tries hard– the guy will take punch after punch and still try. C) He wears his heart on his sleeve. Forrest is a deeply emotional guy who despite the denials made in his manly book, is most certainly in touch with his feminine side. Chicks dig that.
7- Thiago Alves
Thiago has it all – aggression in the cage, good looks, a mischievous smile, an amazing physique. He might’ve lost to GSP in rather resounding fashion, but the Brazilian who now lives in Miami, more than holds his own in this list.
6 – Vitor Belfort
Tall, dark, handsome, brooding – Vitor’s been a pin up since his very early days in the UFC, twelve whole years ago. There’s no wonder his other half is dubbed as Brazil’s answer to Pamela Anderson. Hot on the heels of his victory over Rich Franklin, 2010 could well be Vitor’s year.
5- Frank Mir
Let’s forget the disturbing mental image of a bloody Mir being taunted by Brock Lesnar after their UFC 100 fight, and picture the Frank Mir that women find irresistible. Even Dana White himself referred to Mir’s Hollywood looks and beautiful curly hair on TUF 8, before letting Minotauro Nogueira shave it off of course.
4- Anderson Silva
The cockiness, the swagger, the vast array of facial expressions- women can’t fail to be impressed by Anderson and the way he’s demolished each of his opponents in the UFC. Heck, it doesn’t even matter that he can’t speak English that well. He’s Anderson Silva for crying out loud!
3 – Fedor Emelianenko
The mere mention of his name sends MMA geeks around the world into frenzy. Fedor’s a mysterious one, a man of few words, but there’s no one on the MMA planet that draws attention and interest quite like he does. To not have Fedor in my top 3 would mean that I had no soul.
2 – Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua
Shogun is so hot right now and he’s only going to get hotter. The former Brazilian model may well have suffered an unjust loss to Lyoto Machida, but he can hopefully take some positivity from his defeat given the outpouring of love he’s received since then. Shogun’s sexiness is as much a mental thing as a physical thing. Rua chose to keep a professional, diginified attitude regarding the defeat but his fans across the world are now more passionate than ever.
1- Georges St Pierre
Really, who else could it be? It seems to be perfectly acceptable for men anywhere on the internet to admit they have a ‘man crush’ on GSP, it is a fact that is celebrated and encouraged. The King of the UFC welterweight division has won everybody over with his style, talent and charisma. Word on the street is that he’ll be modeling underwear soon too. Perfect!