Is there a fighter nicknamed the ‘God of War’ in the UFC?

Is there a fighter nicknamed the ‘God of War’ in the UFC?

Yes, reigning UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo is nicknamed ‘Deus da Guerra’. In Portuguese, “Deus da Guerra” means God who gives war or the god of war.

The nickname is likely an homage to the Greek demigod and Spartan general Kratos from the popular video game series God of War. The red line the 34-year-old wears on his head during his fights is similar to the red mark that runs down Krato’s face in the video game series.

However, unlike the Greek demigod, the UFC’s ‘God of War’ hails from Para, Brazil. The fighter has lived up to his nickname in the Octagon as well. Figueiredo has an impressive mixed martial arts record consisting of 21 wins against only 2 losses and 1 draw.

With 9 knockout wins and 8 submission wins on his resume, the Brazilian is truly a threat to his opponents both on the feet and on the ground.

Check out Deiveson Figueiredo’s best finisher below:

‘Deus da Guerra’ is currently preparing for his fourth meeting with his fierce rival and former flyweight champion Brandon Moreno. The duo will face each other at UFC 283, scheduled for January 21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The fight card also sets the stage for the long-awaited return of former light-heavyweight champion Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua. Rua is expected to take on Ihor Potieria at the event.

When UFC commentator Joe Rogan praised God of War for its amazing graphics

Although UFC commentator Joe Rogan hasn’t always been a huge fan of video games, during episode #1137 of The Joe Rogan Experiencethe 55-year-old seemed genuinely surprised by God of War’s graphical fidelity.

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During the show, Rogan expressed his surprise to fellow comedian and video game fanatic, Duncan Trussell, at how lifelike the game’s graphics looked. A clearly impressed Rogan said God of War looked like an episode of the TV show Vikings:

“Look how good it is. You can see the first one on his hands. It’s like watching an episode of Vikings. It’s gameplay. It’s incredible.”

Watch Joe Rogan talk about God of War below:

The superior quality of the game is by no means a surprise since God of War is considered to be one of the best video games ever made. The third-person action-adventure hack-and-slash title was also the 2018 winner of the coveted Game of the Year award.

God of War: Ragnarok, the sequel to the hit game, was released earlier this month. The game is rated a perfect 10/10 by IGN.

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