Here are the top 5 best nicknames in Mixed Martial Arts. See part 1 here: All Time Best Nicknames in Mixed Martial Arts (Part 1)
5. Chuck “Iceman” Liddell
One of the most accurate nicknames there is, Chuck Liddell has icewater running through his veins. Coming off of a
win over Wanderlei Silva, Chuck has spent the last couple years of his career fighting the best 205ers alive without an ounce of fear or nervous tension. There is even a story that Chuck got into a fight in a back alley in England and knocked out some accomplished mixed martial artists. Word is he fights the same on the street and in the cage.
4. John “War Machine” Koppenhaver
Although Koppenhaver doesn’t share the same success as most of the other fighters on the list, his nickname has to be on here. Doesn’t get too much better than “War Machine”. He has an equally daunting appearance, highlighted by a chisled physique and a grenade tattoo on his neck. His alternate nickname, “Hand Grenade”, could also be considered for this list.
3. Carlos “The Natural Born Killer” Condit
Carlos Condit is arguably the best fighter in the WEC. That point can be
debated, but the fact that he has the best nickname in World Extreme Cagefighting cannot. The WEC Welterweight champion has a record of 22-4 with dangerous Muay Thai and submissions. If you need any further proof of this nickname, watch any of his fights from the past 2 years.
2. Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko
Fedor Emelianenko embodies to perfection the image of the stoic, impenetrable fearless Russian. “The Last Emperor” is widely considered among the top two mixed martial artists in the world along side Anderson Silva. He has one defeat on his record in 28 fights, and has beaten everyone Pride FC has put in front of him. He is certainly the emperor of Heavyweight mixed martial artists until further notice.
1. Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva
A pretty obvious choice, everything about Wanderlei’s appearance and fighting style screams AXE MURDERER. One of the most feared fighters in the world, his soccer kicks, knees and prefight staredowns are almost things of legend. Most of his fights almost look like he has an axe in there with the amount of blood. Watch the Keith Jardine fight if you want to see this yourself. Honorable Mention: Chris “The Crippler” Leben Don “The Predator” Frye Ken “The World’s Most Dangerous Man” Shamrock Stephan “The American Psycho” Bonnar
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