MMA's 10 Funniest Moments (With Video)
For all the brutal KOs, all out wars, and sublime submission finishes that the glorious sport of MMA provides its fans, there are more than a few funny moments as well.
So here are my top 10 funniest moments in MMA.
What are yours? I can always use a laugh!
10. Randy Couture spanks Tito Ortiz
Opening up this rundown is a good old spanking at the hands of Randy Couture.
This fight was memorable as Randy Couture dominated Tito Ortiz to capture the LHW Title at UFC 44.
But for me, the indelible image was late in the fight when Couture was on top of Tito and started to spank him.
A defining moment in the legacy of "The Natural."
9. Dana is my Bitch
Funny, controversial, stupid, and disrespectful.
These are all words that can be used to describe the moment that Tito Ortiz took to the scales to reveal this t-shirt and secure his second spot in the top 10.
Personally, I found it funny despite my dislike for Tito. One thing is for sure—it got people talking about Tito, which is likely what he wanted.
8. Mirko Cro Cop Version 2.0 is Funny?
The build up to the fight between Pat Barry and Mirko Cro Cop at UFC 115 was funny for a number of reasons.
Pat Barry is easily one of the most entertaining fighters to talk to in the sport today and is always fun to listen to.
Whether it was due to Barry or not, the Cro Cop that turned up in Canada was a different individual to the stoic Croatian we are used to.
A personal highlight for me, as I was at the event, was this exchange at the pre-fight press conference—simply hilarious and means Cro Cop 2.0 is in at No. 8.
7. Unleash the Beast
Paying homage to an MMA legend, Tom Lawlor took to the scales at UFC 113 looking eerily like Dan "The Beast" Severn.
A great moment which conjured up great memories of a UFC great. Unfortunately for Lawlor, he could not conjure up the beast within as he would lose at UFC 113.
Just a great moment and No. 7 on this list.
6. Heath Herring is not Gay
No. 6 on the list is a moment that has long been one of the funniest and down right bizarre moments in MMA history.
But for me, this clip is made by Herring's comments after he landed the KO shot.
So once again just to be clear, Heath Herring is not gay!
To say Diego Sanchez is a little odd would be putting it lightly.
"The Nightmare" has always been slightly odd, but maybe that is what has garnered him so many fans.
His abilities are without question, and the former TUF Champion has been very successful thus far in his career.
But, this moment in the build up to his fight with BJ Penn really confirmed my opinion that Sanchez is not all quite there.
Just say "Yes" and do a cartwheel. You're guaranteed a win, right?
4. A Real American
Lawlor's second appearance claims the No. 4 slot.
Lawlor is a solid fighter in the UFC's Middleweight division with a decent enough record.
But, his entrances and all-round attitude towards putting fun in the sport are what make him a firm fan favorite.
His entrance at Ultimate Fight Night 20 against Aaron Simpson was classic, and brought back great childhood memories for me personally.
3. Brock drinks a Coors Light
I'm sure Dana White did not enjoy this post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, but I sure did.
Playing to his pantomime villain status, Brock Lesnar delivered a now-classic bashing of Bud Light and then proceeded to announce that he was going to go home and get on his wife.
With every passing day, this is becoming a classic moment.
2. Ice Gate
"Get back in there, you're not done!"
This was Joe Rogan at his finest! Who would have thought that a simple split ice bag would provide Rogan with so much comic gold.
Listening to Rogan commentate about the guys trying to clear up the ice from the octagon floor was simply hilarious.
1. Pat Barry is a Techno Viking
For those that haven't seen the techno viking video, shame on you!
If you have, then you should know what I am talking about. In this video, Pat Barry pulls off a classic impersonation of the Viking, and only adds to my growing belief that he is one of the funniest guys in MMA today.