A sport nickname is used to strike fear into the eyes of your opponent.

In MMA especially most fighters have a nickname for that exact purpose, but unfortunately some get too carried away or just rush their thinking process.

Once you announce your nickname you are stuck with it, surely these 16 fighters regret their choices.

Tamdan “The Barn Cat” McCrory

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The only thing that is worse than this ridiculous nickname would be “The Shed Pussy.”

Gegard “The Dreamcatcher” Mousasi

BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 03:  Gegard Mousasi 'The Dreamcatcher' attend the press conference ahead of the UFC Fight Night Berlin at O2 world on March 22, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.  (Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images)

In Native American culture, the Dreamcatcher symbolises protection against bad dreams, so as a nickname it’s not very effective.