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Nickname of the Day: UFC Signs Strawweight Seo Hee Ham, aka ‘Hamderlei Silva’


(Photo via Sherdog)

BloodyElbow reports that the UFC has signed South Korean striker Seo Hee Ham, a 15-5 veteran of various Asian promotions including Deep, Road FC, and Smackgirl. In 2013, Ham won the Jewels featherweight (106 pound) title, and has won her last six fights. Though the 27-year-old has spent the majority of her career near the atomweight limit, she will be entering the UFC’s 115-pound strawweight division.

Due to her wild, aggressive striking style, Seo Hee Ham has been nicknamed “Hamderlei Silva,” in tribute to Wandy. Her Wiki page tells us that she also carries the nickname “Arale-chan” due to an apparent similarity to the robot girl in Dr. Slump. This open workout video refers to her as “Little Cutie.” We’ll just stick with Hamderlei Silva, okay?

Hamdy trains at Busan Team M.A.D. alongside UFC fighters Dong Hyun Kim and Kyung-Ho Kang. A date and opponent for Seo Hee Ham’s first UFC fight has not been announced. It should be noted that despite the Axe-Murderer comparisons, Ham has earned a grand total of zero knockouts in 20 professional fights. 13 of her wins have come by decision, and two by armbar.

Ham’s win over Alyona Rassohyna at Road FC 18 in August is after the jump…

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Uh, Guys, You Might Want to Check Out What Hector Lombard’s New Nickname Is


(I can’t wait for the day when Bruce Buffer misreads this as Hector “Shower There” Lombard.)

I like to consider myself something of an expert when it comes to MMA nicknames (I know, hold your applause). I’ve written on the worst of the worst, the best of the best, the most ironic, and everything in between. I even once received an email from Justin McCully demanding a full retraction and apology for my ceaseless trashing of the insult to the English language he called a nickname. I never responded to him, but if you will, allow me to use this time to do just that in a language he might understand.

JuZ10 McCul-E aka “THE NSane1″ IZ Not AC2ALlY IlliteR8, U GIYZ. SOrrY.

Speaking of fighters I’ll probably be getting a vitriol-filled email from in the near future, check out Hector Lombard’s incomprehensible new nickname (via a recent Facebook post):

ANNOUNCEMENT:

Hector “Lightning” Lombard and the brand has undergone a significant transformation. I wanted my new identity to satisfy my growth and perseverance as a professional competitive athlete.

From this moment on, I will be known as Hector “Showeather” Lombard. Through any ups and downs, through any injuries, wins or losses, I will always show up and do my best. I will always continue through fight THRU ANY WEATHER.

Thank you to everyone who has supported and has continue to show love and support. I’m feeling better and starting to train again, I can’t wait till the next match!

“Through any injuries, wins or losses, I will always show up and do my best. I will always continue through fight THRU ANY WEATHER.”

Related: Hector Lombard Injured, Tyron Woodley vs. Dong Hyun Kim Booked for UFC Macau

-J. Jones

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Uh, Guys, You Might Want to Check Out What TUF 19 Finalist Corey Anderson’s Nickname Is

Ron “H20″ Waterman. Justin “Nsane1″ McCully. Jorge “The Naked Man” Ortiz. Just a few examples of why MMA fighters should never, ever be allowed to give themselves a nickname. And now, the latest and perhaps most tragic entry into the Bad Fighter Nickname Hall of Fame: TUF 19 finalist Corey “Beastin 25/8″ Anderson.

I………………………..I just…………

Beastin 25/8. Beastin 25/8. I’ve said it aloud at least a dozen times already, placing emphasis on a different beat of the phrase each time, and I still haven’t cracked the code. Of all the combinations of all the words and numbers possible, he came up with fucking bee sting 25/8.

How have we allowed this to happen? I mean as, like, a collective species of likeminded individuals. I feel cold and ashamed and confused and cold and also ashamed.

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Friday Link Dump: Steroids From A to Z, Most Frightening New Fighters in the UFC, Stupid MMA Nicknames + More


(Rashad Evans gets submitted by a little girl in “leaked” training vid. Daniel Cormier is gonna have a field day. via authenticsportsmgmt.)

Steroids From A to Z, and How They Work to Improve Athletic Performance (BloodyElbow)

Dana White: ‘I used to beat the living s–t out of Tito Ortiz’ (MMAFighting)

Brian D’Souza Discusses “Shill Em’ All, Part 4″ on MMA Diehards Radio (MMADiehards)

The 10 Most Frightening New Fighters in the UFC Right Now (BleacherReport)

Excellent banner ad placement on the UFC rankings page… (CagePotato/tumblr)

Twitter Mailbag: Looking Ahead to Bendo vs. “The Punk,” and More (MMAJunkie)

Industry Dominance: The UFC and Its ‘Monopoly’ in the MMA Market (MMACorner)

13 Best Body Shot Knockouts in UFC History (EveryJoe)

Gallery: Your Favorite Athletes Clubbing (Complex)

The 18 Best Grilled Cheese Recipes of All Time (HiConsumption)

4 MMA Nicknames So Stupid They’re Awesome (Break)

Get a Fighter’s Physique in 12 Weeks (MensFitness)

The 15 Must-See Sundance Shorts (Film.com)

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Oh for F*ck’s Sake: Jacob Volkmann Gave Himself a New Nickname, and It’s Terrible.


This image is a rare example of both foreshadowing the news and your reaction to it.

Giving yourself a nickname is one of the lamest things you can do, and MMA fighters are some of the most notable offenders. Perhaps I’m just a tad bit jaded from constantly seeing guys calling themselves “The Iceman” or “Hollywood” making their amateur MMA debuts, but I firmly believe that a nickname is something you have to earn. Face it, not everyone deserves the honor of being The White Mamba.

Which is all to say that I was already rolling my eyes at Jacob Volkmann when he announced during yesterday’s WSOF 3: pre-fight media call that he had changed his nickname. Even if he came up with something decent, I wouldn’t have liked his nickname – which is good because what he came up with is terrible.

The man you once knew as Jacob “Christmas” Volkmann would now like you to call him…

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CagePotato Presents: The Ten Most Ironic Nicknames in MMA


(What?! Every beast needs to take a cat nap every now and again.) 

For reasons we will never truly understand, a lot of emphasis seems to be placed on the monikers designated to a given fighter. For guys like Randy “The Natural” Couture, the nickname often represents an extension of a their personality, or an underlying philosophy that they bring into the cage. Guys like Renato “Babalu” Sobral, on the other hand, carry perhaps the most authentic nicknames of them all; names that, although holding little to no meaning in terms of the fight game, were bestowed upon the fighter as a child and simply stuck. And then there are guys like Justin “The Nsane1″ McCully, whose nicknames were most likely derived from an ill-fated, drunken AOL Instant Messenger conversation at 3 a.m. with the intent of finding something “fresh” and “intimidating” to bring to the table.

But even lower on the nickname totem pole than the Joe Lauzons and the Kendall Groves of the world are the guys whose nicknames completely clash with the public’s perception of who they truly are, their gameplan once they step into the ring, or simply their abilities as a fighter in general. So it is with that in mind that we present you with a brief rundown of the top ten fighters who are in desperate need of a name change if they want to continue to be taken seriously.

#10 - Sam “Hands of Stone” Stout

Not only does Stout have only one knockout to his credit in his 13-fight UFC career, he only has one finish in his UFC career. Granted, the KO he managed to pull off against Yves Edwards at UFC 131 was a freakin’ brilliant one, but you don’t see Chad Mendes calling himself “The Guillotine Machine” because he was able to pull it off once a couple years ago. Perhaps “Hands of Limestone” would be something a little more appropriate.

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What Your MMA Nickname Really Says About You

Nicknames are like tattoos — badass when you first pick them out, generally embarrassing ten years later. And yet for some reason, they’re often the only things that MMA fighters keep forever, even as they change camps, change fighting styles, and change their hair. And while every fighter sends a message with their choice of nickname, it may not always be the message that they’re trying to send. For example, let’s say your nickname is…

A RHYME

Notable examples: Mike “Quick” Swick, “Bad” Brad Blackburn, Shannon “The Cannon” Ritch, Marvin “Beastman” Eastman
What you think it says: You’re straightforward and to-the-point. You want your nickname to stick in people’s heads.
What it really says: You spent no more than five seconds coming up with that weak bullshit.

A REFERENCE TO YOUR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Notable examples: Kamal “Prince of Persia” Shalorus, Efrain “Hecho en Mexico” Escudero, Sako “The Armenian Psycho” Chivitchian, “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung
What you think it says: You’re proud of your heritage and want to represent the fighting spirit of your people.
What it really says: You will be met with boos and “U.S.A.!” chants every time you fight, even though you’ve lived in Glendale your entire life.

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