Halloween was last night but that doesn’t mean a list can’t be compiled the day after for the event. At the suggestion of fellow writer Edson Valenzuela, the top 10 scariest fighters list of 2013 will be rebooted based on input from various fans, readers, writers and colleagues. The list will be compiled based on a combination of skill and looks:
10) “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey
UFC Women’s Bantamweight Ronda Rousey has certainly gained much attention and has an intense look to her.
9) “Notorious” Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor can talk and has to a degree backed it up but also has something seen as “Psychotic” in a way. His overall attitude just says crazy and he displays that in basically all of his fight posters where he smiles wildly.
8) Ken Shamrock
No this isn’t a reference to the old man that fought Kimbo Slice at Bellator 134 but the classic Ken Shamrock.
7) Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva
This has more to do with his imposing look and height. To put it bluntly, Antonio Silva just naturally looks scary. His recent matches have certainly been a good example of it as he’s looked pretty dominant as of late.
6) Fedor Emelianenko
Fedor Emelianenko is scary just by the fact that he goes in with this calm demeanor, followed by his destruction.
5) Cain Velasquez
Another opponent who also has that scary face, it also doesn’t help that Cain Velasquez also has the skills as well. Aside from his last outing and first match against Junior dos Santos, Velasquez has outclassed everyone.
4) Diego “The Nightmare” Sanchez
Every time Diego “The Nightmare” Sanchez walks into the Octagon he looks like he’ll murder his opponent.
3) Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar is without a doubt a physical specimen and can destroy almost anyone when he is healthy. While there are always rumors that he might come back to the UFC, for now he continues to be a monster in the WWE.
2) Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino
There’s no doubt that Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino is scary to every woman standing opposite of her in the cage. In her past two fights she hasn’t gone past the first round and broke Charmaine Tweet’s nose, suspending her.
1) Wanderlei “The Axe Murder” Silva
Wanderlei “The Axe Murder” Silva was the definition of scary once. The man looked the part with the looks, attitude and skill to go in and destroy opponents on a regular basis. Only more skilled or larger opponents won.