Whether it happens deliberately or inadvertently, antagonizing a UFC fighter can spell grave trouble for a layman.
But since it's common knowledge that each of the UFC's 389 signed fighters possesses the ability to inflict significant physical harm on an opponent, it takes a particularly senseless fool to fall into this unfortunate scenario.
The first type of culprit—also known as the oblivious challenger—simply hasn't learned, or doesn't care, about the radical measures UFC fighters take to prepare for battle.
The second most likely candidate—or the brave challenger—has watched UFC fights, but assumes that anyone could participate, as if stepping into the Octagon is similar to taking a seat at the World Series of Poker.
Here's a glimpse at 10 reasons non-UFC fighters should avoid picking fights with UFC fighters.