While there are very few things more ‘manly’ than stepping inside the ultimate proving ground, the UFC, stepping in there with a glorious beard is just about as ‘manly’ as you can get. Some of the great fighters down through the years have rocked beards throughout their careers, we are going to attempt to pick the top 10.
Here are some advantages to having a beard (not scientifically proven):
- It is believed that a beard absorbs 1/8th of a punch giving the bearded man an immediate advantage, as well as making them look far more intimidating.
- Stroking of the beard improves concentration, cognitive ability.
- A braided beard is up to twenty times stronger than any rope of the same thickness.
So we kick off our list with the man who just returned and fought at UFC 197, donning his new physique and a new beard. The inspiration for the list: