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10 worst nicknames in mixed martial artsPosted on Sat, Oct 9, 2010 at 7:11 am
by IDMA Editor
Most sports nicknames in the 21st century are boring and unoriginal. These days people think that calling someone by their nicknames is somehow clever and cool. The one sport that has great nicknames throughout is MMA. However, not all MMA nicknames are great. These are proof of that:
Tamdan "The Barn Cat" McCrory
To be honest I don't know what a barn cat is but that doesn't really matter. What matters is that it doesn't sound very threatening. When I imagine the habitat of some menacing cat I don't think of a barn.
Jules "Cottonmouth from the South" Bruchez
Besides being a blatant ripoff of Jimmy "Mouth of the South" Hart, the Cottonmouth of the South is just too much of a mouthful. A good nickname is short and sweet.
Brad "Hillbilly Heartthrob" Imes
Growing up in Alabama I've seen my share of hillbillies and I can tell you that Hillbilly Heartthrob is an oxymoron.
Carina "Beauty But The Beast" Damm
So, she's the beauty and the beast? This nickname is just trying too hard. What's next Carina "Good, Bad and Ugly" Damm? Carina "Butch and Sundance" Damm? Carina "Fast and Furious" Damm?
Frank "Twinkle Toes" Trigg
I guess having the nickname "Twinkle Toes" will toughen a guy up but couldn't Trigg come up with something better? Maybe something to do with a TRIGGer or TRIGGonometry. Even math is more menacing than twinkle toes.
Josh "Kos" Koscheck
Kos? What does that even mean other than half of Koscheck's last name? If Josh insists on using half of his last name for his nickname then shouldn't he at least use "check"? That is at least a word.
Elvis "The King of Rock N Rumble" Sinosic
This is another nickname that is both trying too hard and is too much of a mouthful. Nicknames are supposed to be short. This nickname has three times as many words as his actual name.
Ashleigh "Ash Cream Man" Grimshaw
Where to start on this one? First of all, it's a bad pun. Second, this nickname is awfully close to “Ass Cream Man,” which is not a name I would want.
Steve "Red Nose" Berger
Did Steve not get the memo? Nicknames are supposed to be a moniker that is a compliment, not insulting. If having a red nose was a compliment then Rudolph would have no problem playing in any reindeer games.
Joseph "The Ho Bag" Bochenek
Ho Bag? Seriously? Joseph probably thought this was a funny idea, then after about two matches he realized that everybody would call him ho bag the rest of his life. Look on the bright side, Bochenek's career record was 0-10 so his nickname was the highlight of his career.