Have you tuned in to the Westminster Kennel Club's Dog Show? Then you've seen a dazzling array of dogs that vary from the adorable to the weird. We tune in to this show for the same reason that we'll tune into the UFC on Fuel fights on Wednesday -- because it's awesome.
Now, if only the Zuffa would put together a dog show for their fighters. Bellator could get in on the act, too, and it could serve as a fundraiser for an organization like Knock Out Dog Fighting. Who wouldn't want to see a fighter lead their dog around the ring at a moderate trot? Since we don't have that (yet), here's a gallery of fighters and their puppies.
Rashad Evans and puppy (Ryan Loco)
Rashad Evans is trying to keep up the steely demeanor that helped him earn a shot at the UFC light heavyweight belt, but you just know that seconds after this shot, he burst into giggles and snuggled the pup.
Ben Henderson and his Akita puppy (Twitter)
Joe Lauzon and Grip (Facebook)
Anthony Pettis and puppy-friend
Mayhem and Gator (Twitter)
Alan Belcher and friend (Facebook)
Alan Belcher will take on Rousimar Palhares at UFC on Fox 3. More importantly, he sat in a kennel to promote pet adoption last October.
If you're a total softie for your dog, take heart. So are men who beat people up for a living.
- Westminster Kennel Club