Status is a very hard thing to gain and hold in the world of mixed martial arts. It takes years of training, plenty of sacrifice and many tough, tough wins. Once you gain the status as an established, successful veteran, you are soon marked by the young guns who would like nothing more than to take your spot.
Some veterans may try to hold on to their status a little longer than they should by refusing to accept the challenge of a hungry lion coming up in the ranks, and they are soon exposed as washed up.
Want to hold on to your status in the game?
Here are eight young fighters that no veteran wants to face.