Fighters who consistently think logically both inside and outside of the cage tend to experience the longest periods of success in the realm of MMA.
Guys like Georges St-Pierre, Benson Henderson and Lyoto Machida, among many others, all adhere to strict moral codes and avoid self-destructive episodes.
But it's no easy task finding level-headed fighters in the ilk of "GSP", "Bendo" or "The Dragon". Too many professional fighters practice anarchy and conduct themselves with reckless abandon inside and outside of the cage.
Failed drug tests, unnecessary injuries and no-shows for pertinent meetings are just a few of the criteria used to describe these irresponsible but undoubtedly gifted fighters.
Here's a look at five fighters who perpetually shoot themselves in the foot.