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Oh for F*ck’s Sake: Jacob Volkmann Gave Himself a New Nickname, and It’s Terrible.

This image is a rare example of both foreshadowing the news and your reaction to it. Giving yourself a nickname is one of the lamest things you can do, and MMA fighters are some of the most notable offenders. Perhaps I’m just a tad bit jaded from constantly seeing guys calling themselves The Iceman or Hollywood making their amateur MMA debuts, but I firmly believe that a nickname is something you have to earn. Face it, not everyone deserves the honor of being The White Mamba. Which is all to say that I was already rolling my eyes at Jacob Volkmann when he announced during yesterday’s WSOF 3: pre-fight media call that he had changed his nickname. Even if he came up with something decent, I wouldn’t have liked his nickname – which is good because what he came up with is terrible. The man you once knew as Jacob Christmas Volkmann would now like you to call him…

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