Steven Seagal and the 10 Weirdest Personalities Affiliated with MMA
Mixed Martial Arts has become one of the most popular sports on the face of the earth.
Much of the sports rapid growth can be credited to its world class athletes and the hard work, dedication and heart they display day in and day out.
And, while there are thousand upon thousands of fighters across the globe, there are many individuals affiliated with the sport as well.
Most individuals who are affiliated with the sport are your normal "Joe." But, there are a few who stand out among the rest. A few have caught the eyes of many fans due to their weird personalities and the change of pace they bring to the sport.
The following list displays the 10 weirdest personalities affiliated with MMA today.
Let's take a look.
Former host of the show Fear Factor, Joe Rogan made the transition into mixed martial arts for a career when he began interviewing fighters in 1997.
Rogan, now one of the center faces for the UFC, can be seen as the sports main color commentator for nearly every event.
If you've seen or heard Rogan, you'll know why he falls into this category.
Whether Rogan is screaming at the top of his lungs into the microphone or eye-balling up the camera, he's weird.
No argument needed.
Chris Leben in undoubtedly one of the weirdest fighters in the sport of mixed martial arts today.
Leben comes off as a little weird to many simply because he is.
Most popular for his dress, painted nails and hair color, it's Leben's personality that sends him over the top.
At one point in his career, Leben stated he enjoyed being punched in the face. Why? Because it turns on a light switch inside his head.
Interesting, but only one example of Leben's weirdness.
John McCain, former Republican nominee for the President of the United States, lost to Barack Obama in 2008.
Not only did McCain lose his battle for presidency, but he also lost the votes of many MMA fans when he displayed a quote bashing the sport.
According to MMAFighting, McCain stated, "They have cleaned up the sport to the point, at least in my view, where it is not human cockfighting any more. I think they've made significant progress. They haven't made me a fan, but they have made progress."
Cockfighting? Weird John, weird.
Dana White, the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, has been the main drive behind the sports rapid emergence.
White's personality fits perfect for the UFC, as one minute he's hot and the other he's cold.
White's either happy as can be, mad at the world or challenging Tito Ortiz to a boxing match.
Despite not having your average personality, White has catapulted the UFC into a league of their own.
But, he's still weird.
More famously recognized for being an actor since he hit the stage in 1987, Steven Seagal also has some mixed martial arts blood in him.
But what is it exactly that makes Seagl so weird?
Seagal, who's practically been on every side of Hollywood, has helped train UFC superstars in Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida.
He's actually even taken credit for Silva and Machida's knockout head kicks.
While Seagal may be MMA's best kept secret, he screams "weird" in practically everything he does and says.
Jason "Mayhem" Miller
Current UFC veteran and Ultimate Fighter Season 14 coach, Jason "Mayhem" Miller is extremely over the top—especially his personality.
Whether it's his entrances, the things he thinks and says or his pre/post fight interviews, Miller falls rightfully so on this list.
CagePotato reported that Miller actually put his sister in a head lock and wouldn't let go. Did she not tap?
What could be going on in Millers' mind for something like that to happen?
Despite his weirdness, he's always smiling, making his personality even more weird.
Kevin James is most popularly recognized for staring in movies such as the "Grown Ups."
James was officially affiliated with MMA when Yahoo! reported he would play the role of an MMA fighter in an up-and-coming film.
James, who's over the top funny, is also weird.
He's recently trained with UFC fan favorite, Randy Couture.
Too many strikes from Couture could have done James in.
Frank Shamrock is arguably one of the weirdest fighters in mixed martial arts history.
At one point Dana White even quoted Shamrock as being a weird guy.
According to CagePotato, Shamrock fired back with stating, "I’m sure I’m weird in his book because I’m a damn good fighter who believes in my brand and won’t sell my brand to [the UFC]. To him, that’s weird."
There we have it, weird accusing weird of being weird.
Rousimar Palhares is a mixed martial arts veteran who's been participating in the sport since April of 2006.
While Palhares has displayed success inside the Octagon, that doesn't stop him from being classified as weird.
Palhares recently took on David Avellan, when something extremely weird happened.
BloodyElbow reported, "Palhares with a big takedown, then a heelhook for a win. Palhares goes to hug Avellan and it's treated like he's attacking Avellan."
The jury has spoken.
Nick Diaz, arguably the weirdest fighter in mixed martial arts history, has recently been recognized for his failure to show up for UFC 137 press conferences.
UFC 137 wasn't Diaz's ordinary fight, but a Welterweight title shot against George St-Pierre. Still, no show.
According to the LA Times, Diaz says smoking marijuina is apart of his plan. What plan?
He went on to state, "I'm happy to get loaded, hear some good music . . . I remain consistent. And I have an easy way to deal with [the drug tests]."