UFC lightweight Jacob Volkmann brought a lot of attention to himself following a recent win on Jan. 1 by saying he'd like to face U.S. President Barack Obama in his next fight. The statement got him a visit from the Secret Service as well as a quick video clip on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno. Volkmann isn't the only mixed martial artist who has created a stir outside the cage. Here are another five:
5. James Toney
4. Phil Baroni
3. Nick Diaz
Bet half of you know the area code to Stockton, Calif., is 209, don't you? And how? Nick Diaz. He has shown he is here to win fights, not make friends or bring honor to his family's name. MMA is fighting, son. And Diaz is here to represent.
2. Tito Ortiz
1. Chael Sonnen
The UFC launched a marketing campaign in late July that simply featured Sonnen sitting in a chair, running his mouth. And rumor has it the UFC used only about 0.05 percent of what he gave them. Sonnen went from virtually unknown to "that guy who doesn't like Anderson Silva" to Chael Sonnen. If "MMA Live" handed out a Best Talker of 2010 award, it would have been a unanimous decision.
Frank clowned Tito before Tito became the HBBB in their fight announcement in the octagon. Tito was still actually a bit normal or humble like 'i dunno, we'll see what happens...' while frank laughed and said something like "im frank shamrock, i break legs, i break spirits" which is exactly what he did to tito.
Tito, like Kos, were always super forced, try too hard "trash talkers."
Chael is very entertaining, i will give him that.
Lindland was good too.
Hardy is better than Tito and Kos and he sorta bugs me which i suppose is somewhat of a sign that he is doing his job but i think its also coupled with the fact that he has risen perhaps more due to his growly faces and hairdo than his skills. He def still has potential to be a legit top 10er but i dont think he is thus far.
Baroni is someone we laugh at (and has more time to eat that pork fried rice now days too).
Diaz is funny esp since he seems to shoot from the hip the most.