Every month the notion of getting cut causes a different cluster of fighters to conjure up extra motivation to try to pull off a win in the Octagon.
In the same vein, each month typically brings a different UFC title fight, events that are always pressure cookers for the fighters involved.
The lone UFC title fight scheduled for June got cancelled when interim bantamweight champ Renan Barao suffered a foot injury and had to pull out of his showdown with Eddie Wineland at UFC 160.
But even with no UFC title fights on the horizon, plenty of seasoned fighters will compete in must-win situations.
Some will attempt to end losing skids and save their jobs while others will look to seize the moment and possibly punch their tickets to title fights.
Here are 10 MMA fighters on the hot seat in June.