Can you imagine a world without nicknames in combat sports? I honestly can't. They are as deeply ingrained into the fabric of combat sports as colour commentators, cutmen and controversy.
Imagine a world where we don't hear Bruce Buffer roaring out an obscure, intimidating or outright hilarious nickname while introducing a fighter. Frankly, that's not a world I want to be a part of.
Before anybody gets upset in the comments, I know there are a number of exceptional nicknames out there who didn't make it on to this list. Let's kick things off with honourable mentions to the following fighters who didn't make the list;
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, "The Iceman" Chuck Liddell, Rick "The Horror" Story, "The Gracie Hunter" Kazushi Sakuraba, Rick "The Ginger With Intent To Injure" Pfeifer (who really should be part of this list...), Joey "Mexicutioner" Beltran and John "The White Mike Tyson" Phillips.
Now that that's out of the way, let's get into the list of the greatest nicknames in MMA history.