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Jon Jones was a bouncer and almost became a Janitor full time.
Jose Aldo would pursue a career in professional football if he wasn’t doing MMA.
Demetrious Johnson worked another job for part of his UFC career.
Now Demetrious is also making money through his Twitch account.
Stipe Miocic was and continues to be a firefighter.
Georges St-Pierre says:
A lot of the jobs I used to do were terrible. I used to work security in a hip-hop night club. It was a lot of [fighting], a terrible job. It was a depressing job.
I used to work in a grocery store—it was bad.To pay my university [bills], I worked as a garbage man for six months. That was not so bad, actually.
That was actually one of my most fun jobs.
GSP used that job as a training tool.
Frankie Edgar was a plumber for his dad’s plumbing company.
Conor McGregor worked as a plumber too.
So did Court McGee and Jeremy Kennedy.
Paige Vanzant was a dancer and also appeared in some advertisements.
Neil Magny began fighting on August 7, 2010, 19 days later he received this temporary identification card for the Mero Police Department in the city of St Louis.
He had to make a choice between being a pro fighter or police officer, and he says “I guess it’s working out so far”.
Before competing in MMA, Michelle Waterson was a waitress at Hooters.
Anderson Silva worked at McDonalds.
Joe Lauzon was a network administrator and a UFC fighter at the same time early in his career.
Frank Mir used to be a bouncer in a strip club in Las Vegas. He may have continued working in security or maybe he would decided to pursue a career as a DJ.
Michael Bisping was a DJ, DJ Mikey B.
He also is doing some acting while being a fighter.
Derrick Lewis was a tow truck driver.
Mark Hunt used to be construction worker.
Andrei Arlovski was a police officer.
Francis Ngannou was a bodyguard.
Luke Rockhold did construction and now works as a model while fighting.
Anthony Pettis owns his own barber shop, and he also owns his own martial arts gym.
Derek Brunson graduated with a Criminal Justice degree and was working as an in-home therapist.
Cowboy Cerrone was a bull rider.
Tyron Woodley was a college wrestling coach and he does some acting while fighting.
He’s done some work in Bollywood too.
Eddie Alvarez worked for a concrete company.
Beneil Dariush worked at Baskin Robbins.
Diego Sanchez worked at UPS.
And so did Dennis Bermudez.
Carlos Condit worked as bouncer and a lifeguard.
Tony Ferguson was a bartender.
Clay Guida was a carpenter.
Chang Sung Jung did two years of required military service in South Korea.
Roy Nelson was a substitute teacher.
Shogun Rua was a model.
Glover Teixeira was a lumberjack.
Mickey Gall was a bread truck driver.
Holly Holm was a chropractic assistant.
Gunnar Nelson used to set stones and make gardens for people.
Germaine de Randamie worked in a psychiatric hospital emergency deparment, she was a nurse working with children.
Elias Theodorou does some modelling and has been on the cover of some romance novels.
Bethe Correia was an accountant.
Marion Reneau was a high school teacher.
Ashlee Evans Smith was a bartender.
Julianna Pena was a waitress for part of her UFC career.
Irena Aldana was a photographer.
Heather Jo Clark was also a photographer.
Liz Carmouche was in the Marine Corps.
Aleksandra Albu was a bouncer in a club.
Cortney Casey was a college soccer player.
She feels that has been very helpful for her cardio.
Lauren Murphy was a wildland firefighter for some time.
Patrick Cote was in the Canadian army for 5 years.
Ben Saunders worked at McDonalds, Burger King, and Blockbuster.
Emil Meek owns his own martial arts gym.
Aljamain Sterling sold shoes at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Belal Muhammad owned his own cell phone store.
Louis Smolka was a mascot at Papa John’s pizza.
Lando Vannata worked at Subway.
Ray Borg also worked at Subway.
Lina Lansberg worked with children with Autism.
Danielle Taylor used to be a corrections officer.
Angela Hill was an animator and bartender.
Tatiana Suarez was a dog trainer.
Randa Markos was a pharmacy technician for part of her UFC career.