Similar to running from sharp-horned bulls or swimming alongside carnivorous sharks, fighting the best of the best often means your life is on the line.
So it's completely understandable and important to realize most of the top title contenders in each division find themselves in survival mode when encountered by any of the UFC's 10 current champions.
It's simply a matter of weathering the storm, implementing game plans when the time calls for it and successfully absorbing any and all punishment dished out at the hands of your divisional king.
Now while that's often easier said than done, abiding by certain rules and distinguished tactics could spell the difference in winning, losing, staying on your feet or getting put to sleep.
With that said, in the spirit of helping out those less fortunate in the eyes of excellence, here are well-constructed survival guides for challengers opting to battle each belt-wearing warrior in the UFC.