There's an old cliche batted around about tattoos nowaday: "not just for sailors and criminals anymore." What most folks mean is that tattoos aren't just for tough guys. We see them on hipsters everyday. They bare ironic statements or sometimes literal bears — cute ones wearing roller skates and carrying balloons. Not tough. Not intending to be tough.

MMA fighters, on the other hand, are meant to be tough. In keeping with their profession, many have the typical symbols of a tough guy. Their tattoos are the marks of the warrior, designed to intimidate and solidify a formidable presence.

Don't believe the hype.

We've done some investigation, and come up with a list of The Toughest MMA Tattoos on the Weakest Fighters.

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