from attending UFN 18 and Strikeforce: Nashville and the HIT Squad grand opneing, ive met quite a few fighters. Here are some:
Matt Hughes (got to go to his family farm with other members of his message board after HIT Squad opening. he was really cool, got to chat with him quite a bit and he signed multiple autographs for me)
Robbie Lawler (really cool, met him at the gym)
Tommy Speer (pretty cool)
Mark Coleman (very cool at the UFC event, took pics and signed autographs)
Renzo Gacie (Extremely cool to meet, he was just standing at the visitors center at the arena and nashville, no one was talking to him and my eyes lit up and he just kinda nodded. took pics and signed autographs)
Eddie Bravo (was walking around the event, signed autographs)
my girlfriend was actually sitting right next to Cole Miller's mom who got my g/fs phone number and texted us letting us know what hotel they were at. We went there and met:
Forrest Griffin (he was pretty cool, seemed kinda busy)
Dan Henderson (was in a hurry but very awesome)
Stitch (extremely cool, chatted with us for a while)
Herb Dean (signed autographs)
Hermes Franca, the Miller brothers, the TapouT guys (after Mask had already passed away)
At the SF weigh ins, I got to meet Mayhem who was awesome, Big John (very cool guy, i stood next to him for most of the weigh ins), Nick Diaz and Scott Smith were there just for signing autographs and they were awesome to meet.
But the absolute most awesome thing, I was talking to Dean Lister at the weigh ins, and he was their to corner King Mo. He told us to follow them to the hotel and King Mo would take pics and sign stuff. So walking down the streets of Nashville was King Mo, Dean Lister, me and my GF. At the hotel I got to meet Gilbert Melendez, Gegard Mousassi, Scott Coker, Brett Rogers (we talked about the Fedor fight), thats all I can remember right now. The only person that was ever a jerk, oddly enough, was Mario Yamasaki. And it also seems like the newer fighters arent as cool as the veterans. The best experiences were Renzo, Dean Lister/King Mo, and the Matt Hughes bonfire at this farm.
If you're an autograph junkie like myself, go to weigh ins, ask around and youll find out what hotel they're at. Most of the time they're just waking around the lobby and seem to be really cool with taking pics and signing autographs.