While UFC fighters spend years honing their skills, they don't cut back on little pre-game rituals that they believe might serve as harbingers of luck. Here are the top 5 rituals performed by famous UFC fighters.
McGregor debuted the so-called 'Billionaire Strut,' walking around the octagon while exaggeratedly swinging his arms. It is often imitated, but nobody does the Billionaire Strut quite like 'Mystic Mac' himself.
Every time Santos is introduced inside the octagon, he points his finger on the ground. It surely is a tacit sign to the opponent that Santos plans to finish them on the ground.
The former UFC light heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans, would prefer to crawl into the octagon like a crocodile making small ripples in the pond before launching himself at the opponent.
Former UFC champion and current Bellator champion Cris Cyborg always gets slapped by her coach, Jason Parillo. In an interview, Cyborg once said - "he does it to wake me up, to see if I’m really there".
Before his fights, Clay Guida is repeatedly slapped by his older brother Jason Guida. The ritual allows the younger Guida to brace himself for the incoming hits during the fight.