Most Impressive Chest Hair in Sports

Matt MartinezCorrespondent INovember 2, 2011

Most Impressive Chest Hair in Sports

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    Since everybody seems to be dressing like it's the 1980s, we might as well honor the guys who are really hardcore about it—the dudes rockin' some serious chest hair.

    A cleanly shaved torso isn't manly. To "manscape" is to destroy one's inner (and outer) manliness.

    Take in the masculinity, take in the allure and let's all take in the most impressive chest hair in the sporting world.

10. Kimbo Slice

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    Kimbo hasn't shaved his face in three decades, so why would he get rid of those tiny balls of hair all over his chest?

    The YouTube street-fighting legend would treat you like Rasta if he heard you disrespecting his hygiene.

    So button it up! 

9. Bill Kazmaier

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    From 1980 to 1982, Bill Kazmaier dominated Strongman competitions. He was the World's Strongest Man three years running and was a powerlifting juggernaut.

    He also could grow some legitimate chest hair, and for that, we salute him.

8. Scott Howard

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    How can we forget about the only mentionable athletic werewolf in cinema history: Scott Howard (a.k.a. Michael J. Fox). Howard went from invisible high school student to the talk of the town when he started to let the wolf out.

    Sure, he had Boof before he "wolfed up," but he became a Harlem Globetrotter with trampolines attached to his feet as Teen Wolf.

    Check out that elevation! His head is above the rim. Who needs the NBA when you have Howard, Stiles, Chunk and the Beavers?

7. Ryan Giggs

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    The most decorated player in football seems to like to decorate his torso with a series of Chia pets.

    The all-time assist leader in Premier League history has also recorded the most appearances in Manchester United's rich history.

    Giggs got going in the early 1990s—maybe that's why he wears a sweater underneath his jersey.

6. Dennis Maruk

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    Big shout out to Checkoutmycards for supplying us with this gem. Feast your eyes upon the Washington Capitals legend, Dennis Maruk.

    As if the Fu Manchu wasn't enough, Maruk stayed extra warm courtesy of his second sweater.

5. Bill Goldberg

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    It might not be a sport (that's for you to decide), but Goldberg was certainly an athlete. The Georgia Bulldog standout was taken by the Atlanta Falcons in the 1990 draft before he found stardom as a professional wrestler.

    But that isn't the most remarkable thing about Goldberg. Who wants to be put in a headlock against that chest stubble? Gross!

4. John Stockton

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    The career assist and steals leader had to make the list, as his crafty defense and court vision were only enhanced by his distracting patches of hair.

    Stockton's super-white skin and dark hair combination really make him "pop."

3. Jay Baller

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    Representing America's pastime is right-handed reliever Jay Baller.

    With an ever-so-forgettable career, Baller makes up for it in chest hair: The moustache, the Jheri curl, the chain—this guy has it all. He also has a pretty kick-ass name.

2. Forrest Griffin

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    Who can forget The Ultimate Fighter's first winner, Forrest Griffin. The former UFC Light Heavyweight champ is sporting two ultra-manly looks here: bloodied face and unkempt midsection.

    These hairy-chested dudes just keep getting tougher and tougher.

1. Nikolai Valuev

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    I know you were waiting for "The Russian Giant," Nikolai Valuev. And I'm not here to disappoint you.

    Behold his 7'2" frame. Behold his furrowed brow. Behold his extremely hairy body.

    The former two-time WBA Heavyweight Champ is menacing. He kind of reminds me of Bald Bull from Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!