Greatest Celebrations in MMA

April 5, 2012 § 2 Comments


1. Thiago Silva- Slit Throat

For it’s sheer coolness, Thiago Silva’s slit throat celebration is in at #1. Although Josh Barnett performs a similar post victory gesture, I have to give it to Silva. The way he strides up to the camera, stares down the lens with a psychotic intensity- and then… menacingly…

2. Tito Ortiz- Grave Digger

For it’s originality and over-the-top theatrics, Tito Ortiz and his Grave Digger are in at #2. Most famously, and perhaps most fittingly, performed after finishing Ken Shamrock.

3. BJ Penn- Blood Licker

Former UFC Lightweight champ BJ Penn features on this list for his primal, if not a bit hepatitus-risky celebration following his bloody beatdown of Joe Stevenson at UFC 80. After choking out the badly busted up Stevenson, “The Prodigy” then proceeded to lick the freshly shed blood from his gloves. Although clearly crazy, it shows his litterally bloodfirsty lust for violence and is a fitting salute to an MMA victory.

4. Rampage Jackson- Wolf Howl

Although his wolf persona remains largely unexplained (the fact he used to train at Wolfslair is coincidental), Rampage Jackson’s wolf howl is part of MMA legend.

5. Chuck Liddell- ‘The Chuck Liddell’

No other way to describe it. It is a move synonymous with the man.


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