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MMA fighters get a bad rap because casual observers think they are uneducated thugs for beating people up in a cage.
While violence is inherent to the sport, most fighters are the complete opposite of this bad boy stereotype.
Most fighters are actually really good people and almost all of them have a formal education.
According to EducationConnection.com, 70 percent of fighters in the UFC have college degrees, a staggering statistic when compared to other major leagues such as the NBA, where around 20 percent of players have a degree.
Not only are these men and women smart, but they do a lot for the community. Current UFC middleweight Brian Stann uses his military background to give back to those who serve our country. UFC vet Roger Huerta started a charity to help out underprivileged children.
The notion that MMA fighters are uneducated thugs couldn't be further from the truth.
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