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Photos: UFC fighters and staff dress up for Halloween

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Pulling off the best Halloween costume is an art right up there with fighting. Some fighters take that art very seriously, while others would rather spend 20 minutes digging through leftovers at the Halloween aisle in Wal-Mart. It takes creativity and time to ensure that you’re always the talk of the party.

After Joe Lauzon nearly shut down Halloween with his insanely creepy Mickey Mouse costume a few years ago, the gang of UFC fighters and staff members were back at it again in full force over the weekend celebrating the October holiday early. There were a variety of different costumes ranging from scary and hilarious to strangely bizarre.

Yes, Diego Sanchez is on this list.

The spirit of Halloween is omnipresent from childhood to adulthood. For one day in the year, a person can be whatever or whoever they want to be and not be judged. It’s the one day a grown man can walk down the Las Vegas strip in a Power Ranger costume and not immediately be perceived as mentally ill or a criminal. It’s the only time closet clowns can come out and not fear getting shot.

There are no clowns on this list, but there is a Power Ranger. There are also vampires, zombies, singing dinosaurs and resurrected iconic musicians.

In celebration of this joyous holiday filled with ghosts, goblins and weird costumes, Today’s Knockout takes a break from the action inside of the octagon to bring you the UFC edition of Halloween.

Top welterweight contender Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson showing off his humble side by dressing up as Robin. We all know he fights like Batman.



A video posted by Felice Herrig (@feliceherrig) on

The strangely bizarre would include Felice Herrig dressing up as a “sexy pregnant dragon.” The only singing dinosaurs we know were on Barney and The Land Before Time.


Neil Magny was making it rain purple over the weekend with his brilliant impression of the legendary Prince. We haven’t seen an impression this good since Dave Chappelle’s version of Prince dunked on Charlie Murphy on the basketball court.


One of the most talented fighters in the lightweight division, Will Brooks, dressed up as the scarecrow without a brain. We all know that couldn’t be any further from the truth when he’s in the cage kicking butt for a living.


#cuttingweightisfun #infared ##kangenwater #halloweensoon???? ????????

A video posted by Diego Sanchez (@diegonightmaresanchezufc) on

Diego didn’t wear a costume this year as far as we can tell, but that didn’t stop him for getting into the Halloween spirit.


Zombie cowgirl ????????#halloween #makeup #dead #muotd ????@taniamariamua

A photo posted by Arianny Celeste UFC® (@ariannyceleste) on

Arianny Celeste is still breaking hearts even as a zombie. Settle down boys.


These riding mask are sweet !!! This is will be fun for Halloween ???? and keep my face warm .

A video posted by Jessica Eye (@jessicaevileye) on

A new riding mask for Jessica Eye should keep her face warm on Halloween night, along with scaring the hell out of anyone unfortunate enough to cross her path.


How about a little Sons of Anarchy with undefeated featherweight contender Brian Ortega? It’s “T-City” to you though.


Former UFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza will be looking to kill Bill on Halloween night.


Happy Halloween!!! #casamigos the best tequila ever! If you haven't tried it, you need to!????????

A photo posted by Chuck Liddell (@chuckliddell) on

UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell chose tequila over blood for an evening drink. Check out those shoes!


Level up! #HappyHalloween #MarioBros #Mario #Luigi #Yoshi

A photo posted by Miesha Tate (@mieshatate) on

The Seattle Seahawks losing to the New Orleans Saints hasn’t ruined Miesha Tate’s festive mood. She has her pals Mario and Yoshi to cheer her up after all.


UFC flyweight contender Henry Cejudo makes the best Jimmy Neutron. People have teasing him about it for quite some time. Thanks for being such a good sport, Henry.


Lol @brandongirtzmma @hypeordie

A photo posted by Rose Namajunas (@rosenamajunas) on

Rose Namajunas kills it as Jet Girl, even though she’s standing near a panda holding a machete. Or is that one of the woodland critters from South Park?


The UFC octagon girls must have a thing for the undead. Brittney Palmer also went as a vampire.


My costume came in today!!! #halloween #halloweencostume #bambam #greenranger #powerranger

A photo posted by Bryan "BAM BAM" Barberena (@bryan_barberena) on

The legend of the green ranger lives on through Brian Barberena.


Nightmare before Xmas meets the Bellas

A photo posted by Tecia Torres (@teciatorres) on

Tecia Torres taking some time out to appreciate her pro wrestling side. Meet Nikki and Brie Bella.


Conor McGregor’s coach, John Kavanagh wins Halloween with an epic rendition of Dexter Morgan. It looks like he’s been keeping his dark passenger a secret this whole time.


It's that time of the year when I horrify everyone with my Mickey Mouse Halloween costume from a few years ago.

A photo posted by Joe Lauzon (@joelauzon) on

Lauzon did it to us again. He reminded us of the horrifying Mickey Mouse costume that likely put the Lauzon household on the trick-or-treating skip list. Stop scaring the kids, Joe.

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