The 12 Worst Tattoos in MMA

We know we’re an MMA news site, but occasionally we like to mix it up with something funny. So here’s a list of the 12 worst tattoos in MMA for your enjoyment.

12. Rich Clementi

Ignore the unfortunately placed head in this picture and focus on the tat on Rich’s right pec. Cartoony tattoos are never cool. Ever. I don’t care how tough you are, there should be laws against this sort of thing. Write your Congressman. 

11. Tim Sylvia

Tim Sylvia: “Dude, I’m gonna’ get a tattoo that covers 30% of my arm and shoulder!” Friend: “Really? What’s it going to be?” Tim Sylvia: “I don’t know, just the first design I see in the parlor’s portfolio. It’ll make me look like one of the cool kids.” 

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10. Joe Riggs

Joe Riggs

Tattoo Rule #1: Never get your name – or nickname – tattooed on yourself. Tattoo Rule #2: If you ignore Rule #1, don’t use giant block letters when getting said tattoo. 

9. Cub Swanson

 I saw a cool postcard in Malibu once, but never did I consider tattooing it all over me. Appears Cub Swanson doesn’t share the same restraint as I do.

8. Robert “Buzz” Berry

Robert Berry

 You know that unwritten tattoo rule of “Don’t tattoo your chick’s name anywhere on your body?” That also applies to places you work for and your age. Season’s change is the reasoning, but in Buzz Berry’s mind: Cage Rage 4-eva! 

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7. Jeff Monson

Jeff Monson

 His entrance song placed him at the top of one worst list already. And now his tats have him on another worst list. It appears a tattoo parlor exploded and Monson was the lone victim. Another star would really complete the design, though – don’t you think? 

6. Mike Nickels

Mike Nickels

 Mike Nickels never met a tattoo he didn’t like. And we don’t like any of them – especially the sleeve, which is basically just ink minus the design. “Less is more” comes to mind. So does ink poisoning. 

5. Alessio Sakara

Alessio Sakara

 We’re thinking plastic surgery would have been quicker and less painful to fix the ugly nipple affliction. Sakara went for the not-so-popular second option: cover them up with a mutant moth/butterfly thing with people’s faces protruding out. 

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4. Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar

 If he wanted something ‘subtly phallic’, he failed. This is in-your-face phallic and it runs smack down the middle of his torso. It’s annoying enough that he’s riding so much hype, but now we have to deal with seeing this thing everytime he’s in the cage. 

3. Gray Maynard

Gray Maynard

Mottos, credos, even pithy sayings to live by – all fine. Provided they are cool or even inspirational sayings. And you don’t tattoo them on yourself so you can read them in the mirror every morning. Although in a mirror it’d be backwards, making it even dorkier to have it printed on you. 

2. Melvin Costa

Melvin Costa

Need we say more? 

1. Melvin Costa

This is just not socially acceptable. (Props to CagePotato reader Than for the list idea.)