Okay, let's all be honest. When we watch UFC fights were not as analytical as we like to appear. We don't sit at our desk with our pocket protectors doing our own version of Compustrike and counting takedown attempts.
Okay maybe some of us do...
However the majority view the UFC as a leisure activity. There's nothing like watching two finely tuned athletes beat the crap out of each other. And there's nothing that can make that even better than tossing back a few with some people that entertain you as much as the fights do.
Here's a list of a few fighters who seem like they would be just as fun out of the cage as they are when we watch them inside the cage...
Disclaimer: I expect, well encourage disagreements and discussion surrounding the fighters I've chosen. If you have some other suggestions, let me hear what you have to say...
Everybody knows the guy who comes to the bar and has one goal in mind: Get everyone hammered. So, he proceeds to buy everyone in the group shot after shot of some crazy liquid concoction that will have you praying to the porcelain gods before the night is through. That guy is undoubtedly Jason "Mayhem" Miller.
Known in MMA circles as a great submission based veteran fighter who's a little on the cooky side, Mayhem Miller is probably always the life of the party. The Bully Beatdown host, has a knack for either saying what other people were afraid to say or just plain getting under somebody's skin. However in a party atmosphere, Mayhem would be the life of the party.
Miller makes his UFC debut at the The Ultimate Fighter 14 finale versus fellow trash talker, Michael Bisping. Win or lose, he will be giving out shots at the after-party.
When Rampage first got to the UFC it seemed as though he was just a mean guy that came to hurt people. The more they had a microphone in his face the more we determined that the former UFC Light Heavyweight champ was actually a charismatic, funny guy.
Sure, in Pride Rampage talked a lot, but it was mostly trash talk. Nowadays, Rampage is more of a comedian than a scary fighter. Not to say he can't knock a person out at the drop of a dime, but he's more likely to make you laugh to death than to beat you to death.
That same charisma is what landed him the role of B.A. Baracus in the remake of the '80s hit "The A-Team." It also makes him a must-see at press conferences and any other forum where he's able to be himself.
Like Mayhem Miller, Rampage would be the center of the party. He would have a full arsenal of his wit, charm and most importantly his humor to keep things lively.
Not every guy is a ladies man. I personally can't relate to not being one, but I'm sure it's problem for other people. In the event that a guy isn't what we would call a chick magnet, the best bet for this guy is to become a scavenger.
What's a scavenger? A scavenger is somebody who picks up the leftovers from the primary predator. With this method in mind, it's very smart for a scavenger to hang around a guy who attracts top notch talent. Top notch talent means top notch leftovers.
Urijah Faber, former WEC featherweight kingpin basically owns Sacramento, so he would be a fantastic guy to hang out with. He has numerous endorsements, including Amp energy drink, for a reason, he's very marketable, very likable, and very popular. With all those attributes, women tend to follow.
Reigning Light Heavyweight champ, Jon Jones is no different. He doesn't lack for confidence and swagger. Women love that. Not to mention, he just bought a Bentley coupe. Fast cars, championship belts and super swagger? Scavengers, mount up!
For some people, going out is more of a hazard than it is for others. For some it seems like everytime they go out an "altercation" erupts and somebody has to end their night early. There's one type of drinking buddy that can fix all of this: the bodyguard friend.
The bodyguard friend isn't really a bodyguard, he just has bodyguard attributes. He's big, scary looking, unapproachable and somebody you don't want to spill your drink on. He's not there to protect you, but you know that you just feel "safe" when he's around. It's like having a rottweiler in a room full of chihuahuas. You know that nobody is going to even think about messing with you.
The perfect guy for that is former UFC Heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar. Lesnar is just a massive mountain of a man. Standing at 6' 3" and weighing 265 pounds, there is no way other patrons wouldn't be intimidated. I dare somebody to cut in front of you at the bar then...