In this new chapter for UFC on FOX, high-profile champs like Georges St-Pierre, Cain Velasquez, Jon Jones and Anderson Silva will most certainly get the exposure to become media celebrities. On the other hand, some not-so-likely fighters will also have the opportunity to become well known for that paradoxical characteristic of a personality we love to hate.
With millions of eyeballs newly focused on the UFC on network TV, every highlight reel KO and out-of-the-Octagon antic will come under the microscope of public opinion like never before. The possibility of a fighter going from obscurity to being a household name in a viral-minute will be a reality. But sometimes, mainstream media idols are in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.
Here are six fighters who, because of their gossip-worthy antics outside the cage, have the potential to become MMA’s dubious dirty half dozen.