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Cool Fighter Nicknames for Martial Artists, Boxers, and Wrestlers

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If you're a professional fighter or a fighter wanting to turn professional, then choosing a good fighting nickname should be a priority if promoting a certain image is high on your list. Even if you want to remain a "low key" fighter who lets their win-loss record speak for itself, having a cool nickname will keep others from giving you one themselves, which is something you want to avoid if you can.

No matter what fighting sport you're involved in, the question of "should I have a fighter nickname?" always seems to come up sooner or later. It doesn't matter if you're a boxer about to break to the upside, an MMA warrior who makes their living inside a cage or a wrestler in it to become one of the greatest entertainers the world has ever seen, there comes a point where all of them at least thinks about a nickname at some point in their careers. If you're going to give yourself one, it's probably better to do it earlier in your career than in the middle or latter years, and hopefully the list of fighter names below will give you some ideas. Thanks for giving it a chance.

Fighter Nicknames for Guys

Apex Predator

Mister Miracle

Gargoyle

Crocodile

Simple Southerner

Hostile Intent

Outlaw

Yellow Knight

Charcoal

Wombat

Deathstroke

Mosquito

Top Hat

Fracture

Cinematic

Tiger Cyclone

Real Maniac

Woolly

Porky

Shaker

Time Bomb

Laughing

High Five

Saloon

Black Starfish

Balding Giant

Cellar

The Thing

Slayer

Seafarer

Ice Pick

Lucky Duck

Whack Attack

Fighter Nicknames for Girls

Dragonfly

Red Hot

Magic Maelstrom

She Devil

Wild Child

Honey Trap

Blades

Lady from 8 Mile

Shiver

Rainy Day

Eastern Echo

Flatline

Curves

Tigris

Snow Frog

Typhoon

Silver Pixie

Dark Maiden

Goldie Locks

Summer Rhythm

Dancing Angel

Starling

Dreamweaver

Feminine Touch

Long Hair

Red Ryder

Sewer Mouth

Ghost Girl

Rose of the Desert

Cyber Cat

Tick-Tock

Heels

Flip-Flop

Chuck Norris's Nickname Is... Chuck

Chuck's real name is actually Carlos Ray Norris. He didn't get the nickname Chuck (after Ground Chuck) until he was in the Air Force, which is where he also got involved in martial arts.

Cool Nicknames for MMA Fighters

Northern Tornado

Tasmanian Devil

Alpha

Apparatus

Western Paradox

Blue Brawler

Harbinger

Titan of Texas

Ashen Lion

Slumber

Jester

Ripper

Queen of Venus

Beelzebub

Dungeon Master

Psycho

Chainsaw

Sinister

Fever

Pink Griffin

Tormentor of Champions

Chunk

Buffalo

English Longhorn

Weaver

Bambino

Munchkin

Nashville Gladiator

Id

Place of Chaos

Socks

The Owl

Eggs

Tips For Coming Up With Cool Fighter Nicknames

  • Putting "the" in front of a word or word combo sounds good in some cases and not in others, so experiment by saying them out loud.
  • Be very careful about using the same nickname as someone else, especially if they are very well known or still fighting professionally.
  • Men using nicknames more commonly used for women and vice-versa is a way to be different, though you may be a target until you can prove you're a good fighter.
  • Some nicknames sound better before your whole name, while others sound better in between your first and last name.
  • There are some fighting sports where a fighter's real name isn't used at all (wrestling). Find out the rules for the sport, and say aloud to see what works.

Cool Wrestling Names

Gold Medal Godfather

Millionaire From Over There

Creep from the Deep

Medium Rare

Poptart

Lunchbox

Jackal

Hot Lava

Redemption

Gunslinger

Foolish One

Berserker

Bird Demon

Freckles

Situation

Miss Conduct

Sizzle Lean

Eye of the Storm

Princess River

Body Snatcher

Cereal Killer

Baby Doll

Madness

Paranormal

Stone Creek

Highlander

Jersey Jewel

Lynx

Denim Warrior

Ragdoll

Clutch

Night Singer

Legs

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This is a really great eighties fighting movie that pits all types of fighting styles against one another. Though these types of informal tournaments had been held in real life from time to time, I like to think that the people who came up with the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 1993 at least got a little inspiration from this flick. Most fighters (and non-fighters) love this movie.

Name Ideas for Fighters of All Disciplines

  • Bad Mood: A pretty self-explanatory name, but great for a fighter who's always in one.
  • Great Python: A really great nickname for a fighter who likes to use the bear hug as his or her finishing move.
  • Not Today: How about a fighter who shouts that phrase out when in trouble and comes back to win the fight in the end?
  • Razor: A boxer whose punches cause cuts above the eyes quite often.
  • Stomp: An MMA fighter who uses the foot stomp as an attack when their opponents are down.
  • Surasa: This name is after a Hindu goddess who is known as "Mother of Serpents".
  • Twister: A UFC fighter who has a really good ground and submission game.
  • Wet Paint: Touch this fighter and you'll be marked for a while.

Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way round or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

— "The Little Dragon" Bruce Lee

Fighter Nicknames for Boxers

Country Boy

No Mercy

Dire Wolf

Werewolf

Sledgehammer

Deep Six

Gas Can Man

T-Rex

Chipper

Hypnotic

Big Hands

Rooster

Stitches

1st Degree

Napalm

Regulator

Minotaur

Cosmic

Merman

Die Another Day

Sasquatch

Dark Cloud

Blonde Bond

Cold As Ice

Popeye

Exploder

Idaho Bomber

Rattlesnake

Ox

Short Horn

Trapdoor

Serengeti

Goldfish

Muhammad Ali's Nickname - The Greatest

I didn't really grow up in a time to really appreciate Ali during his boxing career, but every interview and fight I've seen has been very entertaining. A really great personality roadmap for fighters interested in expanding beyond their fighting career.

More Awesome Nickname Ideas for Fighters

Animalia

Hazmat

Wildcard

Bitter Angel

Sunglasses at Night

Candy Corn

Bodyguard

Scattershot

Iron Brawler

The Executioner

Bullet

Komodo

Ego

Deer Woman

Hydra

Cat Jam

Necktie

Gorilla

Crossbones

Chaotica

Wizard of Odds

Strife

Hellcat

Slicker

Crayola

Lady Rage

Traps

Copperhead

Squared

Zebra

Incubus

Barracuda

Viper

Greatest Nicknames in Boxing History

  • DaVarryl "Touch of Sleep" Williamson
  • Eric "Butterbean" Esche
  • James "Bonecrusher" Smith
  • James "Lights Out" Toney
  • "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler
  • Oliver "The Atomic Bull" McCall
  • Roman "Made in Hell" Karmazin
  • Samuel "The Nigerian Nightmare" Peter
  • "The Easton Assassin" Larry Holmes
  • "The Explosive Thin Man" Alexis Arguello
  • "The Rock From Brockton" Rocky Marciano
  • Thomas "Motor City Cobra" Hearns

Another Batch of Fighter Names

Old Boy

Bat God

Leech

Wood Chipper

She Devil

Burgundy Helix

Water Horse

Achilles

The Animal

Sideline

Overtime

Dreadnought

Crippler

Digital Goddess

Land Snail

Hurricane

Automaton

Tough Pony

Behemoth

Grim Reaper

Bloody Bones

Unbreakable

Mother of the West

Bash

Bermuda

Huntsman

Cobweb

Curly

Paranoid Panda

Sneakers

Succubus

Trout

Claws

Holly Dare

The Endgame

Cerebellum

Best Nicknames in MMA

I remember the first time I ever saw UFC. I was blown away at the no holds barred fighting as every fighter wanted to prove their fighting style was best. I didn't get to see it live, but I found a VHS copy of UFC 1 at my local video rental store. It truly is amazing at how far it has come, and I wonder if it will one day overthrow boxing as the top full contact fighting sport.

Awesome Wrestling Nicknames Throughout History

  • Bobby "The Brain" Heenan
  • Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake
  • CM Punk
  • Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka
  • "Macho Man" Randy Savage
  • "Rowdy" Roddy Piper
  • "The 8th Wonder of the World" Andre the Giant
  • "The All-American American" Jack Swagger
  • "The Big Red Machine" Kane
  • The Great Muta
  • "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart
  • "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair
  • The Undertaker

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