The UFC has seen a number of athletes with distinctive tattoos, hairstyles, and characters over its 30-year history. The octagon-fighting MMA fighters are renowned for their love of art, not just in the martial arts but also in the field of body art.Speaking of tattoos, UFC light heavyweight contender Ryan Spann’s Superman ink is one that has caught people’s attention recently. The chest of the 31-year-old KO artist is covered in a tattoo of Superman.
Similar to that, featherweight competitor Steven Peterson is another UFC participant who also happens to have a Superman tattoo on his chest. Peterson disclosed that he received the tattoo when he was 18 years old, as The Dallas Morning News reported a few years ago.
People frequently told Steven Peterson that he walked about looking like he had a “S” tattooed on his chest, so he decided to get one. For want of a better phrase, he was frequently compared to Superman because of his fearlessness and propensity for picking battles all the time.
The Texas-based MMA fighter from California reflected on his younger years and said:
“I used to get into fights, keep my head held high, and talk smack.” I was a hard-headed child and didn’t give a damn where I ended up, he said. I lacked a plan. not have any objectives. I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, but I was at a loss for words.
Steven Peterson was able to change his life after a couple more run-ins with the authorities by putting all of his attention into martial arts. He ultimately made it to the UFC, where he debuted in 2018 after competing at a Dana White’s Contender Series event in 2017.
The Superman tattoo-sporting Steven Peterson returns to action at UFC San Antonio
In his most recent fight, Ryan Spann lost to Nikita Krylov through first-round submission earlier this month in a 215-pound catchweight contest. In his subsequent octagon trip, the light heavyweight would like to get back on the winning side of things. Steven Peterson, another MMA veteran with a Superman tattoo, will make a comeback this Saturday.
When Steven Peterson last faced Julian Erosa in February 2022, he failed to make the weight for a featherweight non-title match of 146 pounds. In the end, Peterson was defeated by a split decision in their 149-pound catchweight match.
Similar to Ryan Spann, “Ocho” would like to resume his winning ways. On March 25, 2023, the UFC event in San Antonio will feature a featherweight bout between the 32-year-old Peterson and Lucas Alexander.