There's something thrilling about the fighting sports that keep the viewers on the edge of their seats in the thrill and anticipation. Even I'm a huge fan of WWE and that's why I also like watching Ultimate Fighting Championship (which is actually way better, at least the fans who look for real fights will agree). Founded way back in November 1993, UFC has grown into a worldwide mixed martial arts spectacle.
Despite the violence, it's fan-following has only increased through years. Its audience belongs to all categories from different age, class and even countries. Not only the fans, the franchise has provided a stable platform for a lot of its stars to make their marks.
From Ronda Rousey to Conor McGregor, UFC has successfully launched its own set of celebrities. Still, it's not always about glory. There are days when these celebrated fighters end up all bloodied and beaten brutally. But hey, that's what they signed up for, right?
Disclaimer: The images ahead are not for the faint-hearted.
Joe Lauzon is a lightweight fighter who is known for having the highest number of post-fight bonuses in the history of the UFC. This does not mean that he didn't have bloody battles.
St-Pierre is a fantastic Canadian fighter who had already won the welterweight championship three times.
He was known as the last World Endurance Championship featherweight champion before the WEC merged with UFC. Aldo even had an admirable 18-0 winning streak.
Ronda Jean Rousey is an American mixed martial artist, judoka, and actress. Rousey was the first American woman to earn an Olympic medal in judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
This retired mixed martial artist should be enjoying his remaining days peacefully, especially after getting this badly beat up.
Tokudome debuted in the professional MMA scene back in November 2007. He currently fights in Pancrase's lightweight division.
Conor McGregor is an Irish professional boxer and is the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion.
Sanchez has successfully won against Kenny Florian, Josh Rafferty, and Alex Karalexis. He also won the middleweight tournament during The Ultime Fighter Season 1.
During his amazing career as a mixed martial artist, Lytle managed to never lose through submission or knockout. The veteran fighter has retired.
As of August 2015, Fight Matrix has identified Mendes as the fourth best featherweight fighter in the world.
Sherdog awarded Nik Lentz as the ninth best fighter in the featherweight division back in August 2015.
He was a remarkable UFC heavyweight champion back in the days, even though he looked so bad after the match.
This Canadian UFC featherweight division fighter was also a part of World Extreme Cagefighting and Affliction Entertainment.
Tuchscherer is part of the heavyweight division of the UFC. In 2010, Brendan Schaub defeated him by knockout in the first round.
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