For every professional mixed martial artist in the world, when the cage door shuts, it's another opportunity to shine.
Moreover, for fans of the sport, it's the chance to watch mortal men and women try to achieve the sort of lasting legacy most folks can only dream of that keeps us coming back.
Of course, things don't always go according to plan. Often times, the path to MMA immortality is a treacherous one indeed.
Sure, anytime a UFC fighter steps in the cage, they run the risk of losing a bout in front of an audience of thousands — sometimes even millions. However, losing isn't the worst thing that can happen to a fighter. After all, some of the greatest to have ever set foot inside the Octagon have several Ls on their records.
Most fighters eventually come to terms with a loss. However, suffering a humiliating mishap in the cage, the kind folks talk about years later, can be much harder to shake. In fact, embarrassing moments often become more synonymous with a fighter than their greatest achievement.
To provide examples of instances that would illustrate the previous points, let's take look at some of the UFC's most embarrassing moments.
From 1999-2003 Jacques performed on the Florida independent pro wrestling circuit. He also has an amateur wrestling background and currently holds a certification in Krav Maga. Jacques graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2003, with a bachelor's degree in Political Science. He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. Follow him on twitter @goodeals79.