Comic book heroes and MMA fighters are arguably viewed in the same light.
Glorified for their warrior mentality, fighters and heroes capture the essence of courage. That's why when UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson's manager Malki Kawa announced that Henderson wanted a deal with DC Comics/Marvel, it actually kind of made sense.
Fighters who are willing to put their livelihoods on the line are sometimes perceived to be invincible—just like heroes in comics. Well, 2012 has certainly debunked that notion, right Dana White?
Nonetheless, UFC fighters are the closest thing our society has seen to a superhero. So keeping that in mind, here are notable UFC fighters and their superhero counterparts.