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5 Most violent fighters in UFC history

JM Payne
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These UFC fighters are violence personified
These UFC fighters are violence personified

The sport of Mixed Martial Arts has always been characterized by some of the most effective and beautiful martial arts techniques, as well as fight game-plans which truly are works of art, as they help one combatant systematically dissect the other.

However, another thing that has, for long, remained a constant in the world of MMA, is the pure violence which characterizes most fights. The aforementioned aspect -- that of violence -- has always been a rather grey area in the realm of professional combat sports competition.

However, it's undeniable that human beings are after all an evolved form of animals, and with that in mind, our primal instincts still urge us toward fighting for survival. Just like UFC President Dana White often says, fighting is something that's in the genes of every human being.

Ergo, it isn't unfathomable that the vast majority of Mixed Martial Arts fans are primarily attracted to the violence which characterizes this wonderful sport. Today, we take a special look at some of the most violent fighters in UFC history. Bear in mind, that this list includes a now-retired KO artist as well...


#5 Anthony Johnson

"Rumble" has gone down as one of the greatest MMA KO artists of all time

Anthony "Rumble" Johnson may very well be one of the scariest fighters to have ever graced the UFC's famed Octagon. The terrifyingly powerful former MMA fighter had God-given knockout power in his strikes and could render his foes unconscious with punches, elbows, kicks, knees, and even by simply slamming them to the mat.

After all, who could forget Johnson's fight with current Bellator Light-Heavyweight Champion Ryan Bader, as the two stalwarts locked horns in the UFC, only for "Rumble" to slam the latter's head into the mat, daze him, and knock him out with a few well-placed ground strikes.

Johnson's most deadly attribute was his punching power, which was further amplified by his excellent boxing skills. Love him or hate him, he'll forever be remembered as one of the most violent fighters in UFC history...

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