Remember the New Zealand flick Once Were Warriors? Putting the synopsis of the film to one side, the title suggests that those warriors are no more. That same legend applies to the world of MMA.
Time was when cage fighting generals akin to Quinton “Rampage” Jackson exhibited certain skills that were synonymous to their times, but with times changing and the sport evolving, such combatants have found themselves wanting whilst others have borne the scars of incessant battles.
This all but precipitates the inevitable curtain drawing (for some) to a once storied career. And no matter how hard they might try to conceal that fact, their demise is plainly obvious to all to see.
Here’s a look at some fighters on the slippery slope of their careers.