Brock Lesnar and the 15 Worst Tattoos in MMA

Jason Schielke@jasonschielkeCorrespondent IApril 29, 2011

Brock Lesnar and the 15 Worst Tattoos in MMA

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    LAS VEGAS - JULY 11:  Brock Lesnar reacts after knocking out Frank Mir during their heavyweight title bout during UFC 100 on July 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
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    Tattoos have become more popular, and more socially accepted, over the years.

    Sometimes, people get inked up just because they think they look cool. Others get them as a form of self-expression or to commemorate life experiences.

    Then there are those that get tattoos for reasons that most will never understand or that are just plain stupid.

    While it is a proven scientific fact that tattoos make you 493 percent tougher if you compete in MMA, there are people whose tattoos just make you say, "What were they thinking?"

    I now present to you the worst of the worst tattoos in MMA.

15. Anti-Government Just Isn't Cool

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    Dan Hardy rocks one of the meanest mohawks in the sport today. Also, he has recently added a sleeve on his left arm to his tattoo collection.

    But before that sleeve, Hardy had that text across this stomach. On the posters promoting his bout with Georges St-Pierre, Dana White had it airbrushed out.

    Why? White claimed that the tattoo was anti-Chinese government. Hardy claims that the tattoo is merely a Tibetan Buddhist prayer.

    Who is right? Of course Dana is.

14. Hands Don't Blow Up

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    "War Machine," a.k.a. Jon Koppenhaver, has a deep belief that his right hand is dangerous.

    So dangerous, in fact, that he opted to get a grenade tattooed on it.

    Hate to break the news to you, Mr. Machine, but I think a grenade could do much more damage than your hand could ever do.

13. Frank Can't Remember His Last Name?

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    When Frank Mir talks, he seems like a somewhat intelligent human.

    But seriously Frank, do you need a constant reminder of your last name?

    It's easy. It's only three letters—M, I and R.

    Let's not even get started on about how off-center it is.

12. Writing Checks Can Be Difficult

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    Cris Santos may be the best female fighter on the planet, but does she have a problem writing out checks or something?

    "Hmmm...what's my name again? Hold on, let me look at my arm.

    "Is 'Cyborg' really my last name? It isn't? What good is this thing then?"

11. We Don't Care What Kind of Fuel Your Car or Truck Takes

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    Let's see how many different ways this one fails.

    The color is horrible. I think my daughter has a few shirts with that same hue.

    Also, why would you get a nickname tattooed so prominently on your body? When Joe Riggs turns 70, is he still going to be calling himself Diesel?

    Maybe he will. Who knows?

10. The Grim Reaper Is Not a Good Babysitter

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    Fedor Emelianenko's baby brother, Aleksander, has a ton of artwork on his body.

    But here is the question I would like to pose to everyone: Would any of you trust your kid with whatever that is on Aleksander's back?

    I know I wouldn't.

    For some reason, that tattoo is just disturbing.

9. Self-Promotion Is Brought to a New Level

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    OK, we all give Wanderlei Silva a pass on the tribal work he has on his head.

    But seriously, why would you get yourself tattooed on your body?

    I know Wanderlei is trying to establish his Wand Fight Team, but you would think he would get a billboard or something instead of getting his logo tattooed on his shoulder.

    At least he didn't get a woman tattooed on him. Wait, never mind.

8. "Esus" and Hawaii

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    Kimo Leopoldo used to brand himself as a spiritual man. He had "Jesus" tattooed across his stomach and a big cross with Jesus nailed to it on his back.

    As he got later and later into his career, the ink started piling up.

    Now, he has the state of Hawaii on his midsection. and it takes away from the tattoo that was originally there.

    Let's go Esus!

7. How Much Did Punk Ass Pay Him?

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    I wonder if this guy is getting paid for all the free advertising he's providing.

    Not only does he have the the gym he apparently trains at on the back of his head, but he also has a nice Tapout logo to go along with it.

    The lady who got tattooed on her forehead got something like $25K for it. I'm going to guess that this guy is not getting a dime.

6. Praise Be to Nick Diaz

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    Props to for the photo
    Props to for the photo

    "All praises be to the most high."

    Now I'm going to assume that he's referring to a higher power, but readers of High Times magazine may think that tattoo is the coolest thing since Coco Puffs.

5. In Pitbulls He Trusts

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    I want to know what country has a pit bull on its currency.

    Once I find out where that country is, I want to see that $10,000,000 bill.

    Is Paulo Filho going nuts or something? Could he turn into the Mike Tyson of MMA?

4. He Just May Be the Mike Tyson of MMA

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    Face ink, Paulo? Really?


    Epic fail.

3. I Fell into a Burning Ring of Fire

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    First, Alan Belcher needs to slap whoever did that tattoo. It looks nothing like Johnny Cash.

    Second, what would make someone want to get a musical artist put on his body forever?

    Dr. Dre is my favorite musician of all time. Never once has the idea of getting his ugly mug tattooed on me run through my mind.

2. Seriously, It's Not What You Think It Is

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    Make all the jokes and anatomy references you want.

    I'm not going there with a 10-foot pole.

1. Long Live King of the Cage

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    Please, just for this poor guy's sake, let's all hope that King of the Cage never goes out of business.

    Or even better, let's hope this poor guy has saved up a ton of cash. Laser tattoo removal isn't cheap.

    This horrible display takes the No. 1 spot on the list, but it could have taken places two, three and four if I broke the whole body—or head—of work down.