Cleatus appears at UFC on FOX 10


The UFC has seen the debut of countless stars, from Royce Gracie at UFC 1 right up to Ronda Rousey just last year.

Saturday at UFC on FOX 10 saw another apearance of Cleatus the Robot:

The general response was, well, perhaps another toy can say it best.

Cleatus has appeared at the UFC on FOX before, but the response was not quite as visceral previously.

"Cleatus the Robot" is the official mascot of Fox NFL Sunday, named by a viewer during a contest in 2007t. Cleatus mainly appears during a show's intro sequence, and is used in brief commercials, where Cleatus gets attacked by a CGI character from whatever the advertisement is about.

If a Thanksgiving NFL game is on Fox, he is usually replaced with a robot turkey.

The has been crossover of the concept from from the NFL to other sports before.

NASCAR on Fox created Digger, an animated gopher mascot. Unlike Cleatus, however, Digger was not well received by fans, and was a victim of an internet and Twitter outcry for his removal from the broadcast. While in 2009 he was featured heavily, he only made cameo appearances in 2010 before being phased out completely in 2011.

What was your impression of Cleatus, really cool or kinda annoying? The hardcore fanbase on the UG generally felt that a sport that is as real as it gets does not need a gigantic Rockem Sockem robot.

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RobinHood site profile image  

1/28/14 5:57 PM by RobinHood

I believe Brittany has some stand up skills. She feigns a jab, draws in the fox robot and drops levels and fires multiple body punches.Arianny's was late to the show, the damage was done.IMO.

Whambo site profile image  

1/28/14 11:53 AM by Whambo

lol Goldie should be getting as much flack as Joe here. If his ring card girls comment was a joke it's hilarious but it's a misogynist type joke on network TV by a broadcaster. If it was a legit attempt to get Joe out of shit than Goldie has some issues which is even worse lol.

BandakaKush site profile image  

1/28/14 11:05 AM by BandakaKush

Joe must be racist towards robots. Cletus would destroy Cain and Jones and the same time! By 2020 robots will be dominating the UFC. Just look at this video

jacktripper site profile image  

1/27/14 7:28 PM by jacktripper

And over talked goldy

Affliction Blackbelt site profile image  

1/27/14 12:20 PM by Affliction Blackbelt

Glad they FOX did this. For too long I've been hearing people bitch about how they want cyborg in the ufc. Finally they got their wish.

Naughty Gorilla site profile image  

1/27/14 12:09 PM by Naughty Gorilla

Anythings better than the gladiator

stonepony site profile image  

1/27/14 12:07 PM by stonepony

Rogan is hands down the best in the business.

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1/27/14 11:56 AM by chaplinshouse

Joe's American. Getting paid mounds of fox money, and it didn't seem to affect him shutting the fuck up