How many fighters are introduced using their nickname instead of their last name:

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  1. Crazy Diamond

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    No, man.
    Feijao? What about his last name, Cavalcante? Are they convinced Goldie and the casuals can't pronounce it? Or do you suppose this is Cavalcante's preference?
     
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    KhabibTheBeagle Papi de la Sherdog

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    Rony Jason comes to mind.
     
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    Mirko Cro Cop
     
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    Almost all Brazilians. The reason is that Renan "Barao" do Nascimento Mota Pegado doesn't quite roll of the tongue.
     
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    Edimilson "Kevin" Souza

    Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza

    Shogun Rua and Rampage Jackson, to an extent; they have their first names in the introduction, but nobody even refers to them as Mauricio or Quinton.
     
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    Brazilians have some long-ass names, don't they?
     
  7. BrunswickMAF

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    I actually had no idea that was not his last name
     
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    Ditto about Barao. Just thought that was his real name. TS are you talking about being introduced by the announcers or by Bruce Buffer because even fighters we typically refer to by nickname only get announced with both in full. Can't think of many exceptions. It's always Mauricio SHO-GUN Huuuaaaaa. Not sure if I ever hear Flilpovic called out for Cro Cop though so that one was a good call.
     
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    Brasils mostly.
     
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    Babalu
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    No, man.
    Subbing first names for nicknames is one thing. Taking away a person's last name is different, imo. I understand a lot of Brazilian fighters just have names that are too unwieldy for announcing, and you can call them anything you want in casual conversation, but in their official introduction, anything in writing, etc, not using their actual last names is just lazy to me.

    Not that it hasn't been going in a long time, I realize that. In Pride, I lost count of the number of times I heard, Mauricio Shogun as if that were his first and last name. I just don't get it.
     
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    Someone called Fedor the "Door" I don't know why but lol'd
     
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    wtf haha
     
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    Took over 2 and half years to mustard up Crop Cop? Impressive to say the least
     
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    Brazilians seem to replace surnames with nicknames. It must be a cultural thing. Bigfoot gets called "Antonio Pezao", JDS is "Junior Cigano", Shogun is "Mauricio Shogun". Sometimes it catches on with the Americans, ie people don't even know Barao isn't Renan's real surname. In soccer, many Portuguese and Brazilian players are known by one name only, e.g. Hulk, Neymar, Fred, Fernandinho, Kaka, Nani, Pepe, etc. and you see it to a lesser extent in Spanish-speaking countries too.
     
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    I think we should do it with all the fighters.

    Conor Notorious
    Anthony Showtime
    Cain Brown Pride
    Benson Smooth
     
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    Kongo's lastname is actually Ouedraogo and I never heard anybody call him that way.
     

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