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Josh Koscheck and the 25 Most Obnoxious Fighters in MMA

Ariana StoverCorrespondent IDecember 1, 2010

Josh Koscheck and the 25 Most Obnoxious Fighters in MMA

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    Throughout the history of MMA, there have been personalities that are more profound than others, some of those are not recognized in a positive way.

    There are those who fight fans love, and those who fight fans love to hate.

    The title says it all, and I know I'll get bashed for some of the men listed here, but.. here we go!

No. 25: Matt Serra

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    I guess you could say Matt Serra isn't as obnoxious as he used to be, but he's up there.

    Plus he's tiny and he talks too much.

No. 24: Diego Sanchez

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    The whole zen, spiritual persona wears thin after a while.

    Half the time I can barely understand what he's talking about.

No. 23: James McSweeney

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    View the clip.

    Just adding to the drama and tension of the household on Season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter.

No. 22: Anderson Silva

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    Sometimes the guy can speak English, but when there's a question he's not comfortable answering "no habla espanol" in the words of Chael Sonnen.

    He needs to own up to his poor performances, and stop being so falsely humble.

No. 21: Donald Cerrone

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    The whole cowboy thing is why Cerrone lands a spot on this list. His personality, I can tolerate, but the image he's created for himself is just annoying.

    He believes too much in his own hype and comes out wearing a cowboy hat.

No. 20: Frank Mir

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    Although I'd be rooting for him in a Mir-Lesnar III bout, Frank Mir doesn't always say the appropriate thing.

    He's got a cocky attitude and is convinced he's still the best even if he's been man handled by Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin.

    His most recent fight where he defeated the aged Croatian, Mirko Cro Cop, was less than impressive.

    "The long-term goal for me and my own satisfaction is to take off Brock Lesnar's arm...."

    That's just not the most appealing attitude to have going into a fight.

No. 19: Nick Diaz

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    Not as bad as his brother, I'll give you that.

    When you put the two together, you can feel yourself losing brain cells by the second.

No. 18: Rashad Evans

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    You know when he dances around the octagon after a win? He thinks he's the man.

    Yeah, he didn't look like the man when Lyoto Machida's fist met his face.

No. 17: B.J. Penn

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    B.J. Penn was one of the greatest champions of all time.

    He's coming off an impressive knock out win over Matt Hughes, but he will only redeem himself by defeating the top welterweights.

    B.J. is naturally athletic, he's gifted, he's a prodigy.

    Rumors of his lack of training have always been spread around the MMA community. The fact that he's lazy is just obnoxious within itself.

    In a way, it's disrespectful towards the sport, and shows that he's not grateful for his gift of athleticism.

No. 16: Brett Rogers

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    There's thin line between confidence and cockiness. Brett Rogers has definitely crossed it. Take a look at this whole shpeel before his bout with Fedor Emelianenko:

    “A lot of people see Fedor as this unbeatable, mythical creature, but if I put one on his chin, Fedor is going to sleep. Right now I’m in training and I’m just visualizing knocking him out every day. I can see that he’s been rocked several times before, so I’m going in there for the kill. I can’t not picture me knocking him out.
    So he better do some chin-ups or whatever he needs to do to make him strong, because I’m coming for him. He’s not going to be able to handle my power standing and banging. He stands in the pocket with me,he’s gonna get knocked out. He better keep on his toes and move around.”

    Hey, I'm not the biggest fan of "The Last Emperor" but c'mon.

No. 15: Karo Parisyan

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    Whether he's whining about match-ups or getting knocked out by Dennis Hallman, Karo Parisyan always manages to get on my nerves.

    After being pummeled by Dennis Hallman at UFC 123: Rampage vs Machida, Parisyan was yelling and throwing a fit.

    It's not our fault you're out of shape, so quit your whining and man up.

No. 14: Phil Baroni

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    The New York Bad Ass? Really?

    He's loud and annoying and complains when things don't go his way.

    He's on a two-fight losing streak. Doesn't sound too bad ass to me.

No. 13: Jamie Yager

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    Although he was released from the UFC after his loss to Rich Attonito, and his MMA career is short thus far, I just had to include this former TUF contestant.

    He loved to pick fights with anyone he could get a reaction from during his  time on The Ultimate Fighter.

    Yager is cocky, self absorbed, and curls up in a ball when fists start flying toward his face.

No. 12: Chael Sonnen

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    The video says it all.

No. 11: Junie Browning

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    Former TUF contestant, Junie Browning could possibly be the most obnoxious contestant in TUF history.

    The guy was a trouble maker.

    Browning's contract with the UFC was terminated after Dana White discovered he was accused of assaulting three nurses and apparent suicide attempt.

No. 10: Michael Bisping

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    This cocky Brit doesn't have a large fan base outside of the UK, and there's an obvious explanation for it.

    After his controversial victory over Matt Hamill, he was speaking as if he won the fight fairly, rather than being grateful that the terrible decision was in his favor.

    Bisping is a legend in his own mind.

No. 9: Ken Shamrock

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    Shamrock was unaware that the industry passed him by, and he continued to brag as if he were the champion to the point where he just looked foolish.

    He was convinced he could beat Tito Ortiz, and all three times Tito defeated him via TKO.

    Shamrock separated from the UFC in 2006, after his loss to Tito at UFC - Ortiz vs Shamrock 3: The Final Chapter. He's pushing 47, and is still fighting. When will this man learn he's not "The World's Most Dangerous Man" anymore?

No. 8: Dan Hardy

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    The smack-talking Brit of the welterweight class.

    I'll give him credit for backing up his trash talk (excluding his recent KO loss to Carlos Condit) either way, he just takes it too far sometimes.

    Before his bout with Marcus Davis, he said some pretty memorable insults. He accused Davis of being "fake" and his nickname "The Irish Hand Grenade" was just a gimmick.

    Several inappropriate photo-shopped photos of Davis were floating around the Internet as well. In the end, Dan Hardy walked away with a split decision win over Davis.

No. 7: Brock Lesnar

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    Post UFC 100 he talked about getting on top of his wife and going home and drinking a Coors Light.

    This guy just pushes my buttons.

    He thinks he's the best in the world.

    The guy had five fights with the UFC before he lost the belt. He won four of them.

    Not to mention Cain Velasquez dismantled him and had him stumbling around the octagon like an idiot.

No. 6: Quinton Jackson

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    He likes to speak his mind, and violate interviewers.

    Some of his shenanigans may get a laugh or two out of his audience, but the guy is loud and obnoxious.

    Ripping doors off on reality TV is a prime example of how obnoxious he truly is.

No. 5: Tito Ortiz

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    Tito's always running his mouth and trying to sound intellectual when really everyone can see right through it.

    It's obvious he's unintelligent. Matt Hamill? Soft in the head? He made that comment with such confidence, like it was a scientific fact that deaf people were "soft in the head."

    No Tito, that's just some lie you formulated in your head that you've convinced yourself is a real medical issue.

    At UFC 122, Hamill dominated Tito. Now who's the one that's soft in the head?

No. 4: Chris Leben

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    Watch the video!

No. 3: Josh Koscheck

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    For a minute, I actually thought I liked Koscheck when I saw how he treated his team on The Ultimate Fighter. He handled things in a mature way...most of the time.

    Taunting Georges' medic Tate with the nickname "male nurse" is one of the most immature things he's ever done.

    Trying to pick a fight with a medic, who could probably sit on him and crush him anyway.

    Also, he hates GSP. Who hates GSP? He's one of the nicest guys in MMA. 

    I can smell the jealousy in the air.

    Koscheck is threatening to do a lot to Georges this time around. So tell me, what exactly stopped him from doing it the first time?

No. 2: Nate Diaz

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    Nate Diaz is inappropriate, and immature.

    His superior fighting style isn't enough to earn my respect.

    His win at UFC Fight Night 13 is a great example of why he's so annoying. Armed with two middle fingers he managed to pull off a triangle choke submission win over Kurt Pellegrino.

    He's also got the vocabulary of a fourth grader, with the addition of a couple swears here and there.

No. 1: Jason Miller

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    Mayhem has one of the most colorful personalities in all of MMA.

    His disrespectful gestures towards the audience during his fights are unnecessary, and sometimes a little over the top.

    Not to mention his brawl with Diaz Brothers and company after Jake Shields' bout at Strikeforce: Nashville. Ridiculous.

    Mayhem gets the top spot for being loud, insane, and obnoxious. 

Concluding Thoughts...

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    I would just like to include that I'm a big fan of the majority of the fighters I've listed.

    I enjoy listening to them, and watching their fights.

    Without these guys, the MMA nation would be beige and without personality.

    Keep up the good work.

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