MMA Fighters as Characters in Quentin Tarantino Films

Jeffrey McKinneyContributor IIIJanuary 6, 2013

MMA Fighters as Characters in Quentin Tarantino Films

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    There is no one in Hollywood like Quentin Tarantino. 

    Known for his famous, character-driven mash up films, Tarantino is known for revitalizing old movie genres. 

    Although films such as Pulp Fiction, Inglourious Basterds and more recently Django Unchained are great works of cinema, it is the characters in his films that people remember the most. 

    Just like Tarantino likes to mash up genres of film, here is a mash-up of MMA fighters as some of his greatest characters. 

Ronda Rousey as the Bride (Kill Bill)

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    When Uma Thurman became the Bride in Kill Bill 1 and 2, she took on the role of a former assassin who is out for revenge against her former squad. 

    The Bride proved to be the world's most dangerous woman in those films. 

    Much like The Bride, Ronda Rousey is perhaps the most dangerous woman in the UFC

    Rousey has defeated every opponent so far by armbar, seemingly checking off victims like the Bride did in Kill Bill. 

Benson Henderson as Jules Winnfield (Pulp Fiction)

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    Much like his nickname, Benson Henderson is smooth inside the Octagon. 

    Although he sometimes gets caught in sticky situations, he always finds a way to get out on top. 

    Henderson is also a devout Christian who often walks out to a hip hop version of Awesome God

    This is almost like Jules Winnfield from Pulp Fiction reciting a bible verse before he goes on to kill someone. 

    The character, played by Samuel L. Jackson, was a complex one who, after nearly getting killed, believed there was more to life than going on hits. 

    While Henderson isn't leaving the fighting game anytime soon, you have to admit that like Jules, he's a bad mother... you know the rest. 

Dana White as Lt. Aldo Raine (Inglourious Basterds)

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    Dana White could be any figure of authority in a Tarantino film. 

    But perhaps Lt. Aldo Raine, a character played by Brad Pitt in Inglourious Basterds, fits him the best. 

    Raine was in charge of a group of Jewish American and German soldiers who became feared by the Nazis. 

    Although he is not collecting scalps like Raine, White wants fighters to give the most exciting performances they can. 

    Also like Raine, White is very outspoken and has no problem letting people know when he does not like something. 

Greg Jackson as Bill (Kill Bill)

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    Although he is not the silent leader that Bill is in Kill Bill, Greg Jackson is close to it. 

    While some coaches are often heard barking orders at their fighters, Jackson is often calm, nice and almost soothing in the corners of his fighters. 

    Yet you can argue that a majority of fighters that have gone through his ranks are highly-skilled assassins. 

    Jackson is one of the great teachers of the sport and has trained some of the worlds greatest like Georges St-Pierre, Rashad Evans and Jon Jones

    Like Bill, Jackson has also had former associates go after him. So far Jackson has had the last laugh. 

The Diaz Brothers as the Vega Brothers

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    The Diaz brothers may be the most unique brothers in MMA. 

    Both men trash talk during fights, are known for antagonizing their opponents at press conferences, and in Nick's case, have a love for pot. 

    But both are also really good at what they do. 

    This is reminiscent of the Vega brothers. 

    Vic Vega, aka Mr. Blond, was a character in Reservoir Dogs, who took a little too much joy at his job and hated authority. 

    Vincent Vega was a hit man like his brother in Pulp Fiction. Vincent may not be as brutal as his brother, but he's still pretty good with a gun. 

    Like the characters, Nick and Nate are extremely good at their jobs, but often run into road blocks along the way that could cost them their jobs.