Top 10 MMA Scumbags Of All-Time

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Over the recent years, whether we like to admit it or not, the world of combat sports has attracted scumbags like flies to a manure pile. We’ve seen some classic moments featuring truly great athletes in the young history of MMA (mixed martial arts), which we can be thankful for, but that’s not to say we haven’t had to put up with some truly high class low-lives hanging around the scene.

Lessons learned from the murky world of boxing have meant that a scumbag is a lot easier to pick out than they once were, and the past 18 months alone has seen some real special cases emerge in the sport of MMA. Without further ado, check out the list of Top 10 MMA Scumbags Of All-Time:

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10. Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral

A Rings, Bellator, IVC (Inetrnational Vale Tudo Championship), Strikeforce and UFC veteran, Renato Sobral is one of the most travelled fighters in the sport. This doesn’t account for a number of blemishes on his image though, as ‘Babalu’ has committed some serious no-no’s during his storied career. Sobral first saw controversy after repeatedly soccer kicking Brad Kohler when he was clearly already out cold during their fight in 2000.

He was also arrested for trespassing and battery in Tampa, Florida, and later sacked by the UFC for refusing to release a submission hold on David Heath at UFC 74. When asked about the controversial moment, ‘Babalu’ said: “he (Heath) has to learn respect. He deserved that. He called me motherfucker. The crowd didn’t like it? Who cares? At least they had a reaction.”

What a guy!

  • aFriendlyAgenda

    Well…
    I know this wont be popular but am I supposed to feel sorry for the porno whore who deliberately got involved with the serial man (outside of competition) and woman beater?

    He had done it before.
    And her judgment seems questionable.

    I’m not saying its right,
    but maybe they belong to each other.

    • Eyes OnPies

      Are you implying that all the shame and guilty that gets thrown at your opposing view, you don’t yet believe being a whore is a respectable profession yet. You bigot, racist, misogynist! People like you have held us degenerates down far to long, we are the new normal, resistance is futile!
      #transgender #transpecies #transylvania #freewilly

    • Black Knight

      Once she’s healed up properly, she will go look for another “Alpha Male”. Women are attracted to bad boys like flies to shit.

  • grandslam

    Looks like you did a fair bit of research Rory. Thanks for keeping an eye for scumbags.

    • Yeah it was a ton of research buddy, always happy to keep an eye on the scumbags 😉

      • grandslam

        And get paid for that. Sweet!

  • DG

    Interesting list…it seems to me that a drunk driving drug addict woman beater should probably rank a lot higher than a couple guys guilty of nothing outside of fouls during mma fights though.

    • Yeah it’s tough to rank lists like these, honorable mentions for Dana White, Thiago Silva too

      • iberian warrior

        dana white is a turd

  • biebabeloeba

    No Gerard Gordeau?? You must have totally looked past him because he was a far more dirty fighter than any of the fighters on this list..

    • Yeah fair comment dude, here’s a honorable mention for gouger gordeau

      • biebabeloeba

        Thx mate, Nakai, Gracie and myself approve 😉

  • Jose Hernandez

    Ok. No Lee Murray??? The guy was part of the largest heist in Europe and was a legitimate badass. Come on, man!!!!

  • iberian warrior

    What about Rafiel Torre (aka Ralf Bartle) who had one worked fight in KOTC?