No matter how famous people get as adults, we all started out as bright-eyed youngsters. While it can be hard to imagine seasoned UFC stars as children, several pictures have emerged that reveal the young versions of these fighters. While many clearly resemble their older selves, some do look different. Check out the pictures below!
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1. Anthony “Rumble” Johnson
One of the most feared strikers in UFC history: Anthony “Rumble” Johnson.
2. Ronda Rousey
Ronda Rousey undoubtedly opened the doors for women’s MMA
3. Tito Ortiz
TIto Ortiz was one of the UFC’s first big stars, and one of the first fighters willing to play the heel-
4. Wanderlei Silva
“The Axe Murderer” is definitely one of the most violent and feared strikers in PRIDE and UFC history.
5. Georges St-Pierre
Is Georges St-Pierre the best fighter of all time? There are certainly strong arguments for that case.
6. Nate and Nick Diaz
No fighters have represented Stockton, California like the Diaz brothers.
7. Khabib Nurmagomedov
28-0, and even as a child Khabib Nurmagomedov looked like a solid fighter.
8. Jon Jones
One of the greatest of all time; Jon Jones, though unfortunately marred by controversial happenings.
9. Chael Sonnen
The gangster from West Linn, Oregon.
10. Brock Lesnar
From the WWE to UFC champion, few have had the career trajectory Brock Lesnar has.
11. Conor McGregor
Nobody has brought MMA to mainstream attention like Conor McGregor
Which young version of these UFC stars surprised you the most?