Miguel Torres: In this interview with Mouthpiece Sports, the WEC bantamweight champion says that he is a bit of a nerd that grew up playing Dungeons and Dragons. Now he is a video game dork who seeks a gaming sponsorship not for money, but for the chance to test games out.
Joe Lauzon: If he hadn't knocked out Jens Pulver and become a star on the Ultimate Fighter, Lauzon could have made a living as a computer programmer. Instead, he's making a living beating people up as a lightweight in the UFC.
Tamdan McCrory: Looking at McCrory, you would expect that he spends his days in a basement playing Grand Theft Auto IV. At UFC 96, he wanted to walk into his win over Ryan Madigan to a song performed by a fictional death metal band from "Adult Swim." McCrory is unashamed of his overt nerdiness, and that alone is a reason to love the guy. That, and because he rides into fights on his "f***ing thunderhorse."
Dustin Hazelett: Like many fighting nerds, Hazelett (pictured) started with martial arts because he was getting beat up in high school. Now, he does it for a living. I wonder what those high school bullies say about him now that he is quickly climbing up the ladder of the UFC's welterweight division.