Canoe's Best and Worst Nicknames - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
General MMA Discussion Discuss King Of The Cage, Ultimate Challenge UK, and HDNet Fights as well as general mixed martial arts discussion.

Reply

Old 08-07-2008, 05:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
Cheers.
 
vandalian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 5,341
vandalian Is Respected By All He Crossesvandalian Is Respected By All He Crossesvandalian Is Respected By All He Crossesvandalian Is Respected By All He Crossesvandalian Is Respected By All He Crossesvandalian Is Respected By All He Crossesvandalian Is Respected By All He Crossesvandalian Is Respected By All He Crossesvandalian Is Respected By All He Crossesvandalian Is Respected By All He Crossesvandalian Is Respected By All He Crosses
Canoe's Best and Worst Nicknames

Not a brand-new article, but still of interest. Enjoy.

Quote:
The best and worst fighter nicknames
By JOSE RODRIGUEZ -- Sun Media

When it comes to fighters’ nicknames, it’s truly a case of the good, the bad and the ugly.

So, with no big fights on the horizon and no big news since Sean ‘The Muscle Shark’ Sherk and Hermes Franca tested positive for steroids, here’s a light-hearted look at mixed-martial arts monikers and how they came to be:

• Chuck ‘The Iceman’ Liddell: “I had a trainer who was amazed how I showed absolutely no emotion before fights. No fear, no hesitation, no anything. He said I was cold so he called me the Iceman.”

• Georges ‘Rush’ St. Pierre: “I got the nickname Rush because early in my career many of my fights wouldn’t make it past the first round. A TKO promoter at the time told me I was like a rush of adrenaline.”

• Randy ‘The Natural’ Couture: “Joe Gold called me that after I beat Vitor Belfort the first time because I kind of adapted to his style and beat him standing up, which nobody expected. He said I naturally adapted to his style. He asked me if it was okay to call me the natural and I said ‘I’ve been called a lot worse.’” Couture also goes by the nickname Captain America which he got from UFC commentator Joe Rogan.

• Anderson ‘Spider’ Silva: Through an interpreter, Silva explained that as a young boy, Spiderman was his favourite superhero.

• Andrei ‘The Pitbull’ Arlovski: “One of my trainers was breeding pit bulls and had two of his own. They are the best fight dogs! So they call me pit bull.”

• Jason ‘The Athlete’ MacDonald: “I took the name because ever since I was young, and later in college, I was always good at sports.

• David ‘The Crow’ Loiseau: “L’oiseau in French means a bird and because I am black, kids at school used to call me Crow. A black bird.”

• ‘Sugar’ Rashad Evans: “Mike Van Arsdale gave it to me. We were training and the way I was moving and sparring one day he was like ‘Man, you know you kind of like look, like Sugar Ray Robinson. And he just kept saying it, and kept saying it and it was kind of like – it kind of stuck”

•Referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy: 'Big John' came about because of his stature. He stands 6'4" and weighs 260 lbs making him larger than many of the athletes he monitors in the cage. The nickname was given to him by one of the old UFC co-founders.

• Jeff ‘Snowman’ Monson: Fighters in Brazil gave the pasty-white Monson his nickname in 1999. At Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Grappling Tournament he beat 4 Brazilians in a row to win the title. They said he was like a snowball gaining momentum with each fight

•Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral: His nickname comes from a brand of bubblegum that he used to chew as a kid.

• Mirko ‘Cro-Cop’ Filipovic: Cro-Cop is short for Croatian cop. When he’s not swinging his tree trunk legs at opponent’s heads, the former Pride champ works as a member of Croatia’s anti-terror squad.

• Mike ‘Quick’ Swick: The former middleweight contender, who recently dropped down to the 170 lbs. class, got his nickname after disposing of his opponents early. He scored first-round victories in his first four UFC fights. In those fights he fought a combined five minutes and 10 seconds.

Now, let it be noted that there is no shortage of really bad nicknames.

Among them, Jimmy ‘Psycho Bulldog’ Dean, Hector ‘Sick Dog’ Ramirez and the worst cage name of all time, Ken ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Man’ Shamrock.
Source: http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Fighting/U...73440-sun.html
vandalian is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old 08-08-2008, 02:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
Bantamweight
 
Zemelya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 556
Zemelya will become famous soon enoughZemelya will become famous soon enoughZemelya will become famous soon enoughZemelya will become famous soon enoughZemelya will become famous soon enoughZemelya will become famous soon enoughZemelya will become famous soon enoughZemelya will become famous soon enoughZemelya will become famous soon enoughZemelya will become famous soon enoughZemelya will become famous soon enough
good read, thanks
__________________
HONESTA MORS TURPI VITA POTIOR
Zemelya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2008, 05:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
attention whore
 
Damone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Branson, Missouri
Posts: 14,445
Blog Entries: 1
Damone Smells Like TunaDamone Smells Like TunaDamone Smells Like TunaDamone Smells Like TunaDamone Smells Like TunaDamone Smells Like TunaDamone Smells Like TunaDamone Smells Like TunaDamone Smells Like TunaDamone Smells Like TunaDamone Smells Like Tuna
No love for the Peoples Warrior? Josh "The Work Man" Burkman gets overlooked yet again.
__________________
Damone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2008, 06:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
Welterweight
 
joppp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Sweden
Posts: 2,279
joppp is on another level nowjoppp is on another level nowjoppp is on another level nowjoppp is on another level nowjoppp is on another level nowjoppp is on another level nowjoppp is on another level nowjoppp is on another level nowjoppp is on another level nowjoppp is on another level nowjoppp is on another level now
Psycho Bulldog? That's hilarious

I think "Da Spyder" is a horrible nickname. Intentianally (punkishly) mis spelled, ripped from Anderson Silva, etc.
__________________
Official Leader of the Demian Maia Subway Station!

Dustin Hazelett - I'm McLovin' it

"The second he hits me, I will crush him!" - WAND (WAR)
joppp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2008, 12:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
Flyweight
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: The Barn
Posts: 408
browncow has much to be proud ofbrowncow has much to be proud ofbrowncow has much to be proud ofbrowncow has much to be proud ofbrowncow has much to be proud ofbrowncow has much to be proud ofbrowncow has much to be proud ofbrowncow has much to be proud ofbrowncow has much to be proud ofbrowncow has much to be proud ofbrowncow has much to be proud of
Quote:
Originally Posted by Damone View Post
No love for the Peoples Warrior? Josh "The Work Man" Burkman gets overlooked yet again.
My thoughts exactly.

Most recent win: THE MEAT CLEAVER(a "split" decision no less)

Most recent loss: McLOVIN aka Sexy Hamburger

Coincidence?
__________________
My milkshake brings all the girls to the barn.

MOO!

#RUSH11/17/12
browncow is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums
Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
Powered by vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2009 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios