Some only kick ass, others like to do it with style. The UFC is already home to the best athletes; some take their job seriously, but like looking good while doing it.
Ever since the UFC has hit its mainstream status, we are seeing the crossover of Hollywood in mixed martial arts. More fighters are landing movie roles, sponsors, commercials, and even magazine covers. Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor have paved the way and it looks like the media is looking to capitalize on whomever the next star will be.
We’ve gathered a list of some of the most fashion-forward mixed martial artists to ever step foot in the Octagon. From ESPN’s body issue to the cover of GQ magazine, here are some the best to ever do it, with swagger:
The best dressed men of the UFC
The Scrap decided to put together a list of the best dressed men in the UFC. Joseph Benevidez has inspired us with his #doilookcool hashtag on Instagram and the fight game has come such a long way since it first started. Everyone is always looking their best and it has been surreal to see the evolution into mainstream. Take a look at the top 8 men of the UFC that kick ass, but also look great when doing it.
8. Aljamain Sterling
Although Sterling has suffered his second professional loss, you have to give it to the guy - he has swag. Sterling is one of the best dressed in the fight game, especially during fight week.The reason he's number eight, is because outside of the octagon, we don't get to see much of what he's wearing. One thing you can guarantee when it comes to Sterling though, is he'll always have a fresh haircut.
Believe it or not, St-Pierre has swag. He's been in a few clothing ads and is always dressed up for special occasions. With his return to the UFC right around the corner, we wanted to put him on your radar so you can see for yourself. GSP is arguably, the best welterweight to ever grace the UFC. GSP landed at number seven because there are some other men who just know how to dress a bit better.
6. Alan Jouban
Not only is Jouban one of the best welterweights in the game, he's a pretty damn good model too. Coming off an exciting win over top prospect, Mike Perry, Jouban landed on our list because not only does he kick ass, he looks pretty while doing it. You can catch Jouban in Versace ads too. He has one of the most impressive modeling resumes in the fight game today. Besides looking clean for TV appearances and fight week, Jouban landed at number six because like Sterling, we don't get to see much of his swag outside of the fight scene.
5. Luke Rockhold
Rockhold landed at number five because he has swag, however it's a simple style which works well for him. Luke has officially made his transition into the modeling world, as he awaits his UFC return after losing the belt to Michael Bisping. Although he doesn't have the impressive modeling resume of Jouban, he has the looks and more opportunities will come his way. We've seen what he wears outside of the octagon which gives him the upper hand over a few others on this list.
4. Jorge Masvidal
Jorge is coming off of one of the biggest wins of his career against Cowboy Donald Cerrone. Masivdal came in, took out the hometown hero, and became the villain of UFC Denver. Not only does he have swag in and outside the octagon, he has this Scarface, Tony Montana attitude along with some dangerous fist landing him at number four on our list. Masivdal just booked his next big fight against Demian Maia too. Keep an eye out on this rising star.
3. Joseph Benevidez
2. Cody Garbrandt
Meet the UFC's newest star. Not only does he have dance moves, but he always has a fresh haircut too. The man with the most swagger, Cody Garbrandt, shows up on our list at number two. No Love most recently landed on GQ's website too. From great tattoos to spiffy suits, Cody will continue to get opportunities to showcase his style and talents, as he continues to win in the Octagon. The only reason Cody showed up on number two, is because there is only one man who is unbeatable in this category.
1. Conor McGregor
McGregor is already the face of the fight game and on the verge of taking over the fashion industry as well. Many people don't like to give him the credit, but ever since he began running the game, the suits and mainstream status followed. Everyone is dressing up for press conferences now and most recently, McGregor landed the cover of GQ. The Champ Champ always looks great when fighting and that's why he landed at the top of our list.