The Top Ten Most Googled UFC Fighters

Andrew GladstoneCorrespondent IAugust 5, 2010

The Top Ten Most Googled UFC Fighters

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    The UFC brand is the biggest mixed martial arts organization in the world.

    Over the years, the UFC has spent ample time marketing their fighters and their talents.

    But just how well does a mixed martial artist do in terms of being searched for on Google?

    And who will make the ranks of the top 10?

    These are the top ten most Googled UFC fighters.

10. "The Axe Murderer" Wanderlei Silva

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    Global Monthly Searches: 823,000

    At No. 10 it's the "The Axe Murderer," Wanderlei Silva.

    Wanderlei has made a name for himself in Japan, Brazil, and now in the United States after fighting in the UFC.

    It may come as no shock to the hard-core fans that Wanderlei is on the list after being one of the most beloved fighters internationally.

9. Forrest Griffin

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    Global Monthly Searches: 823,000

    Former UFC light heavyweight champion and "Ultimate Fighter" season 1 light heavyweight winner Forrest Griffin comes at No. 9.

    Over the last few years, Griffin remains one of the most recognizable fighters in the UFC due to his willingness to stand and trade and his charisma that has entertained fans since winning the "Ultimate Fighter".

8. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson

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    Global Monthly Searches: 823,000

    Former UFC light heavyweight champion and former Pride star Quinton "Rampage" Jackson makes the list at No. 8.

    It will come as no shock to everyone that "Rampage" makes the list for his incredible fighting ability, great charisma, and now acting in movies.

    Jackson's star may continue to grow if he continues to be on the big screen and in the UFC.

7. Frank Mir

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    Global Monthly Searches: 1,000,000

    Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir comes in at No. 7.

    The Brock Lesnar feud has seemingly catapulted Mir into being one of Googles most searched for fighters in the world.

    Mir's next fight will be a rematch with former UFC & Pride heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 119.

6. B.J. Penn

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    Global Monthly Searches: 1,000,000

    The Hilo, Hawaiian B.J. Penn comes in at No. 6.

    Penn has been in many big fights over the years and is the former UFC welterweight and light weight champion.

    Over the years, Penn has not only been able to perform at a high level, he has been known for hyping his fights.

    After the loss to St. Pierre, Penn has made headlines for "greasegate" the accusation of St. Pierre utilizing vaseline to cheat in their fight at UFC 94.

    B.J. Penn will attempt to win back the lightweight title later this month at UFC 118 against Frankie Edgar.

5. Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida

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    Global Monthly Searches: 1,500,000

    What may come as a shock to some, former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida has made his way to No. 5.

    Machida may not always have the most aesthetically pleasing fighting style in MMA, but after winning a decision that many consider controversial over now current light heavyweight champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Machida has found himself more popularity.

4. Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell

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    Global Monthly Searches: 1,500,000

    Perhaps one of the most recognizable figures in the world of mixed martial arts is Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell.

    The celebrity status of the former UFC light heavyweight champion has been known for, for quite some time.

    While Liddell is currently facing the brink of retirement, there is no doubt that he has been a popular figure in the sport, especially on the internet.

3. Anderson "The Spider" Silva

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    Global Monthly Searches: 1,830,000

    Current UFC middleweight champion Anderson "The Spider" Silva makes his way at No. 3 in the list.

    While Anderson Silva has been the most dominant champion in the UFC, Silva has made headlines this year for his unsportsman like antics in his title fight against Demian Maia back in Abu Dhabi.

2. Georges "Rush" St. Pierre

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    Global Monthly Searches: 2,740,000

    Welterweight kingpin Georges "Rush" St. Pierre stands as the second most searched for fighter on Google in the UFC.

    While St. Pierre has won most of his last fights by way of decision, St. Pierre still remains a dominant UFC champion.

    St. Pierre has made headlines with the "greasegate" incident where he was accused of cheating by utilizing vaseline in his title fight at UFC 94.

    In his next fight, St. Pierre will take on Josh Koscheck in December at UFC 124.

1. Brock Lesnar

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    Global Monthly Searches: 3,350,000

    It probably comes to no surprise that the most Googled fighter in the UFC is the UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar.

    The former WWE star has been the most popular fighter in the world of mixed martial arts in just a short time.

    After suffering from a serious medical condition known as diverticulitis and then returning to fight Shane Carwin last month, Lesnar has dominated much of the headlines this year.

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