With the scary season in full swing, there’s no way a personality-driven sport like MMA can be left out of the excitement.
MMA fighters of all shapes, sizes, ages and creeds have long embraced the holiday tradition, putting their best foot forward when it comes to bragging about the most iconic costumes possible. However, not all MMA fighter costumes are created the same.
Some are better than others, some are more creative than others, and some are even, dare we say it, a little scary.
After scouring the web, it is clear that there is no shortage of creativity in the MMA community when it comes to Halloween. Through social media, MMA fighters were able to share their costumes with their fans and fellow athletes.
Here are the five MMA fighters with the most outrageous Halloween costumes of recent years.
# 5. Demetrious Johnson and his family
While the costumes for Demetrious Johnson’s family may not have been coordinated, they deserve a lot of credit for the sheer mayhem. Aside from being one of the best MMA fighters in the world, Johnson is passionate about fantasy and video games, so you can bet his creativity shines on Halloween.
From left to right, there is no real theme, just a handful of costumes with distinct traditions and origins. For this reason, the Johnson family must be included on this list.
In summary: two leopards, a praying mantis, a motocross biker, a sympathetic zombie and Daphne Blake from Scooby-Doo.
What really makes the costumes great are the little details. For starters, Demetrious – the one wearing the Stormtrooper-esque motocross mask – wears what appears to be a professional chef’s uniform. Why? Who knows! The hilarity of the situation is amplified when you consider that the motocross boss is arguably the greatest MMA fighter of all time.
Additionally, the praying mantis is holding a cutout of a grasshopper, and the zombie – which is covered in blood – is holding a peace sign while sporting a friendly smile.
So what do these characters have in common? Not a lot! But is it important? Not really! It’s great to see the Johnson family embracing Halloween with an amalgamation of different costumes.
Sometimes art doesn’t have to be meaningful, it just needs to be appreciated. Well done to the Johnson family.