Are all your friends talking about Jon Snow, but all you want to talk about is Jon Jones? Fear not, you may have more common ground than you think. The UFC is basically a battle of different kingdoms, where each warrior is trying to sit atop the iron throne.
So we at Champions.co had a little fun with fantasizing about the two worlds colliding -- cue Game Of Thrones theme song -- and now "iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit's TIME" for FIGHT OF THRONES!
Conor McGregor = Joffrey Baratheon
It's good to be the king!
Hard to argue any one fighter has more power and pull in the UFC kingdom than The Notorious one. Like him or hate him, he's more than willing to play the villain and collect the check that follows.
Similarities: Blond. Weird Accent. Self-proclaimed “King.” Desire to be a great warrior. Power-hungry. Arrogant. Trash-talk master. Polarizing (to fans and fighters). Choked.
"There's a new king in town." Who said this?
Jon Jones = Jon Snow, Daniel Cormier = Alliser Thorne
One hailing from House JaxWink, the other hailing from House AKA.
While we all thought Jon Jones was (basically) dead, DC was eager to become “Lord Commander.” Now Jones has risen to reclaim what is rightfully his. Though after impressive wins over Rumble Johnson and Gustafsson, Daniel Cormier is thinking “You know nothing, Jon Jones."
The Jon's similarities: Spells it “Jon.” Fan favorite. Amazing fighter. Left us for a bit. Has returned but seems a little “off.”
AT/DC similarities: Trains young recruits. Can’t stand Jon and loves poking at his misfortunes. Jon’s rise to dominance drove him crazy. Once Jon was out of the picture, he happily took over.
"First lesson, stick em' with the pointy end." Who said this?
Ronda Rousey = Cersei Lannister
After Holly Holm dethroned the queen of MMA, Ronda is ready to show the UFC this is her Kingdom! Luckily for her, Ronda's boy is the one who is in power and will stop at nothing to assure she has a clear path back to dominance.
Similarities: Blond hair. Ruled the kingdom for many years as queen. Noted for her beauty, feared for her ruthlessness. Once her crown was taken from her by Holly “Margaery Tyrell” Holm, she was shamed by the public.
Which Game of Throne's character do you think Dana White is most like?
Demetrius Johnson = Tyrion Lannister
He trains and he knows things.
Similarities: Smaller than most. Amazing strategists. Consistently underestimated and in some cases scrutinized. In interviews his wit, humor and cunning are his survival mechanism. Possibly the highest IQ in all the land.
"I'm just a man who works hard, that's it." Who said this?
Joanna Jedrzejczyk = Daenerys Targaryen
Champion? Khaleesi? Same thing.
Though she may be little, make no mistake, once she enters her caged Kingdom she will unleash her inner dragon!
Similarities: Hard to spell her name. Speaks two languages. Smaller, yet fierce. Believes she is the rightful heir to the throne. Fought a ton of battles overseas. Badass.
Whose name is harder to spell?
Brock Lesner = Gregor Clegane "The Mountain"
I mean... we had to! Plus if The Mountain existed today, you KNOW he'd be sponsored by Jimmy Johns!
Similarities: Enormous. Fearsome warrior. Tendency toward extreme violence. Seemed like he was going to destroy everybody and then disappeared.
Who would win in a fight?
Do you agree with the UFC-GoT mash-ups? Have some of your own? Let us know in the comment section!
Thanks to Amy Kaplan for the Photoshopping.