The 31-year-old American is known throughout UFC and MMA circles as one of the major characters in a sport, often thought to harbor the humorless and brutish types. But O’Connell is helping to buck that stereotype, by bringing his comedic temperament to his UFC weigh-ins, which are of course, usually held on a tense and all-too-serious stage. The UFC light heavyweight fighter knows that fighting is his job. He’s not doing it because he hates his opponents, so sometimes he asks them to goof off with him during weigh-ins and its totally epic and something you don’t often see.
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