Whether it's attitude, physicality or technical prowess, there are several fighters who have some traits that are indicative of a hero.
If it's Nick Diaz's demeanor that's made him the ultimate cult hero amongst most hardcore fans, or Alistair Overeem's impressive physique that puts average men to shame, these stars are some of the more deserving fighters in the sport that can very well translate themselves into comic book heroes.
Rutten is as comical and violent as they come.
A former Pancrase and UFC champion, he is arguably one of the biggest personalities that still exists in the mixed martial arts world today.
Even though he's usually a happy-go-lucky guy, I'd hate to be the dude who just robbed some woman's purse, especially when Rutten is as worked up as he is here.
This UFC and Strikeforce vet has some of the heaviest hands in mixed martial arts history.
Radach, though a talented fighter, already has a streak of heroism in him.
In 2006, Radach and crew were enjoying a meal in a humble little restaurant in Vancouver, Washington when an unknown assailant attempted to hold up the establishment at gunpoint.
Radach disarmed the gunman, saving the day and likely some lives in the process.
This heavy hitter has faced more diversity than most.
On the fourth of July in 2009, Johnson was the victim of a random act of violence. He was shot in the chest and abdomen and was later rushed to the hospital under critical conditions.
He remained hospitalized for over a month before he was released and in March of the following year, Johnson would make his return to the cage.
He then rattled off a two-fight knockout streak upon his return.
This touted striking aficionado, who was once a top prospect in the UFC, put himself in harm's way in order to save others.
In his native Croatia, Reljic heard a loud crash outside his own home. When he went out to look, he saw a car had veered off the road and begun to sink into the ocean.
Without giving it a second thought, Reljic jumped into the water, whilst in his boxers, broke through the windshield and saved two lives in the process.
A real hero.
Though he's mostly considered to be the ultimate anti-hero, there's something to be said about a fighter who can captivate the interest of so many people, both good and bad.
If he wanted to use his mass appeal for "the good of the people," Diaz could be a very imposing figure as far as justice is concerned.
With brother Nate Diaz in tow, there's no stopping these two brash anti-heroes from rinsing the streets of the bevy scumbags that inhabit it.
Sonnen has more or less the same effect that the aforementioned Diazes possess. However, the college educated middleweight has a little more gusto and bravado when he speaks.
With an uncanny ability to level anyone with a few well put-together sentences, sprinkled with insults galore, Sonnen is a dangerous man for anyone to cross paths with.
This heavyweight juggernaut has the physique to become your stereotypical comic book hero.
Given his high level striking and his regular strongman circuit training, Overeem has the size and power to demolish anyone in his path.
Just moments before the most pivotal moment of his career, Jon Jones chased down a thief.
Meditating hours before his championship tilt with then-light heavyweight kingpin Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Jones heard screams from a distance.
When he approached the elder couple in need, he discovered a smashed out car window and an assailant whom had stolen a GPS out of their vehicle.
Both Jon and his coaches chased down the man, caught up with him and held him there until police arrived.
Oh, and the guy won the championship later that day.
With his squeaky clean demeanor and boyish good looks, Georges St-Pierre may be Canada's most coveted hero, and for good reason.
The pound-for-pound great has long reigned as the UFC's welterweight champion, dispatching the likes of Jake Shields, Josh Koscheck, BJ Penn and Jon Fitch whilst keeping a positive attitude and always praising his opponents.
How would you feel if Michael Jackson was able to pummel you?
Pretty bad, I'm sure.
Well, would it make you feel better if it was Anderson Silva, the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world, mimicking Michael Jackson while he demolished you?
Arguably the greatest mixed martial artist to ever live, Emelianenko was one of the most imposing figures to enter the heavyweight division, even though the Russian was the smallest of the bunch.
A chubby 5'10" combatant, Emelianenko made a career of dispatching bigger competition, which only laid credence to his legendary run.
He went undefeated for over 10 years, bringing about an air of invincibility.
The colorful and dynamic "Mayhem" Miller should already have his own manga lying around somewhere obscurely in Japan.
The host of "Bully Beatdown" has recently emerged as the good guy with his stint on the show, exposing bullies to the masses and embarrassing them on national television.
The show usually features bullies pitted against other professional mixed martial artists, but Miller even took to the exploits himself, teaching one unlucky customer a personal lesson.
His flashy entrances into his fights also make him as viable as any real comic book hero out there today.
The former WEC featherweight champion is the real-life, fun-sized version of the "Crimson Chin."
A lovable guy with arguably the most exciting fighting style in the bantamweight class, Faber has received many title shots since losing his belt in November of 2008.
It is all thanks to his impressive victories, coupled with the fanfare he has cultivated.
This patriotic mixed martial arts legend is already owner to the most burly and daunting mustache in MMA, not to mention the guy is all bits hilarious but equally as dangerous.
He's that classic, quick witted, cowboy-esque hero who gets the job done in the grittiest way imaginable.