I find it funny that some of the fighters that best represent their countries are the embodiment of their nations own perceived persona: GSP - humble bilingual Canadian Connor - Brash Irishman Fedor - Stoic and indifferent to violence Randy - "Captain America" - The underdog, poised, square jaw Japan - Sakuraba the Kamikaze or the honorable Minowaman And unsurprisingly these are the most popular fighters. These guys are almost characters from central casting. Goes to show that fighting ability is only a small ingredient in terms of popularity as much as most don't want to admit it. We like people who fit into out neat little boxes. Nothing wrong with that.