Why do combat sports attract so many goofy characters? Is it the affinity for violence? The one-man-showness of it all? Its appeal to the, uh, big-and-tall set? The fact that you probably have to be a little crazy to risk getting your nose broken in front of thousands of people?
I don’t know what it is. But it has always felt, to some extent, like a magnet for the eccentric, the awkward, the gawky and the goofy. Here’s a list of the 20 goofiest fighters—in appearance, personality or both—to ever grace the cage.
For the record, many of these fighters are very good at what they do. You can be as goofy as you want and still command respect when it's time to go to work. So while this may contain a good bit of razzing, it’s all meant in fun, especially when you consider that the goofy persona is often self-perpetuated.
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