It’s finally here — the ultimate ranking of dogs owned by people associated with mixed martial arts. I pored over my three initial rankings posts and wrangled some top-notch MMA fans, writers and even a fighter, to provide their dog rankings. As always, there are bound to be some pups that got left out, but don’t worry/ There will probably be another edition of dog ratings.
Every dog that didn’t make the Top 15 should be honored. Actually, all dogs should be honored, they are great!
15. Lee Morrison’s bulldog, Otis: 19.5 points, highest rank — 4th
Andrew: LOOK AT OTIS! LOOK AT HIM! HE’S GREAT!
Katie: OMG IT’S SO TINY!!!
14. Justin Scoggins’ German Shepherd, Stoner: 19. points, highest rank — 3rd
Jonathan: Good name, solid size, a great replacement-level Good Dog. But Stoner really stands out for being the happiest German shepherd I’ve ever seen. Usually, these guys are one of the most serious breeds, but Stoner is all smiles 24/7. Whatever’s in the water at the Scoggins household, he is doing something right raising his dog (it’s weed).
Katie: Another happy car dog! And a cool name.
Chexoid: German shepherds are an extremely top-tier dog, and this guy is no exception. He looks ready to get stuff done. This is a dog you want to have your back.
13. Rashad Evans’ Romeo: 21.9 points, highest rank — 4th
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Romeo was acting sick at the house so I took him to the vet. Now he is at the vet's and he is all happy like nothing is wrong! I'm trying to explain to the vet why I brought him in and he is making me look like a liar. Let me find out he played sick to get out the house. Lol
Casey: My Main Man Suga gets his patented stank breath from many puppy kisses from His Main Dog. You can tell in photos how protective he is of his pup, like a mother to a child. Unconditional love puts this little guy on the list
Katie: I love how the dog is just laying on Rashad. I would be completely stuck and unable to move if that dog did that to me.
Jonathan: Another fine example of the maxim “good owner = good dog.” My favorite thing about photos of Romeo is how happy Rashad seems in them. That and how despite becoming a giant lumbering beast, Romeo somehow seems cuter than when he was a puppy. Misses out on the top three due to extreme, world-beating laziness, but his dedication to the art of lounging is itself impressive.