10. ROB EMERSON
Offenses: Was arrested in 2000 for his membership in the Lords of South County, a gang of Orange County rich kids who liked to assault innocent people for fun. Arrested again in 2006 after a dustup at a bar, and pled guilty to two counts of battery. His middling fight record doesn’t justify his UFC contract.
Notable quote: “I got bent over and took it up the ass on a lot of bullshit judges’ decisions. But fuck ‘em, their faces were fucked up worse than mine. That’s all I care about!”
9. BILL GOLDBERG
Offenses: His inexcusably awful work for EliteXC has brought MMA commentary to new, previously unimagined depths. Was reportedly abusive and obnoxious on the set of The Longest Yard.
Notable quote: “Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t give a damn about traditional mixed martial arts.”
8. BOB MEYROWITZ
Offenses: Ran the UFC into the mud marketing it as the most outrageous bloodsport on Earth. Currently working to eliminate ground-fighting with the YAMMA pit. Has a history of losing investors’ money (see eyada.com).
Notable quote: “On the streets it’s against the law — in the pit it is the law.” (YAMMA tagline)
7. GILBERT YVEL
Offenses: One of the dirtiest fighters in MMA history. DQ’d once for eye gouging, once for biting, and once for knocking out a referee; laughed when he was arrested after the incident.
Notable quote: “The referee…not a good thing, but memorable.”
6. BROCK LESNAR
Offenses: Arrested for illegally possessing a “large amount of steroids” in 2001. Ignored a no-contact rule for quarterbacks during scrimmages while trying to make it in the NFL and drilled the piss out of Chiefs QB Damon Huard. Describes himself as a “blue-collar redneck.” Openly homophobic. Sports a large penis tattoo down the middle of his chest.
Notable quote: “I don’t like gays. Write that down in your little notebook. I don’t like gays.”
5. RENATO “BABALU” SOBRAL
Offenses: Soccer-kicked Brad Kohler after Kohler was already out during a fight in 2000. Refused to release David Heath from an anaconda choke after Heath tapped at UFC 74, which cost Babs $25,000 and his place in the UFC. Arrested for battery and trespassing at an Indian Casino in Tampa, Florida. Spit on a bouncer at a party; wore his own shirt in his mug shot.
Notable quote: [regarding Heath] “He has to learn respect. He deserved that.”
4. MELVIN COSTA
Offenses: Spent most of his young adulthood in jail due to multiple arrests for assault and burglary. Discovered White Nationalism in prison, and proudly sports a swastika tattoo on his chest that’s clearly visible during his fights for King of the Cage.
Notable quote: “Maybe I’ll stop wearing a swastika on my chest when we have a white heritage month. Until then I’m proud to be white and that’s pretty much all that needs to be said…I believe in Hitler’s point of view as far as racial consonance.”
3. MIKE KYLE
Offenses: Bit Wes Sims‘s chest during their fight at UFC 47. Repeatedly kneed Justin Eilers in the balls during their fight at UFC 49. Poked Tsuyoshi Kosaka in the eye during a Pancrase match in October 2005. Poked Krzysztof Soszynski in the eye during a Strikeforce match in March 2006. Two months later, he illegally soccer kicked Brian Olsen during a WEC match, knocking him out, then punched him several times while he was unconscious, despite the ref’s efforts to pull Kyle off; Olsen may never fight again.
Notable Quote: “I hope every promoter in the world will ban Mike Kyle for life.” (Brian Olsen)
2. DANA WHITE
Offenses: Has driven away Randy Couture, Andre Arlovski, and Tito Ortiz with his disrespect and hardball negotiation tactics, and sunk any chance of a deal with Fedor Emelianenko. Along with the Fertitta brothers, he bought legendary Japanese fight league PRIDE only to dismantle it. Is one of the most public faces of MMA, but poorly represents the sport with his profanity laced tirades, shabby wardrobe, and bald head. Will never, ever give us press passes to UFC events.
Notable quote: “Fuck.”
1. RICCO RODRIGUEZ
Offenses: Was the first UFC fighter to be suspended for cocaine use. Spit on Ben Rothwell during an IFL fight last September. Allegedly stole $20,000 from Tito Ortiz to fund his gambling addiction. Once crashed his car into a semi-truck while high, then dragged the unconscious body of his girlfriend (who he thought was dead) into the driver’s seat so it would appear like she was driving; expects laughter when he tells this story. Jumped off a boat on Celebrity Rehab after Dr. Drew specifically told him not to.
Notable quote: “As a human being, the jury is still out on Ricco Rodriguez.” (Bill Goldberg)