The character of Toker el Cholo was established in 2010 by actor and stunt performer Michael Placencia, who has always had a passion for comedy and mixed martial arts. In late 2017, Michael began creating comedy videos as a Cholo character, inspired by the well-known and talented actor Jacob Vargas' portrayal of "Joker" in the film Next Friday. Toker el Cholo's character is derived from a combination of Michael's experience in film, comedy, martial arts, and his career as an MMA journalist. The character has two "sidekicks," Dui, played by Dewy Ventura, a jiu-jitsu blue belt, musician, actor, and director, and Loco, played by Junior Garcia, a jiu-jitsu purple belt and video creator. Together, they form CholoMMA.