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TheMMADigest recently posted an impressive list of day-jobs held by notable mixed martial artists. Some of them are part of the fighters’ personal mythologies — we all know that Rich Franklin was a high school teacher, Clay Guida was a carpenter, Mirko Cro Cop was some sort of Croatian cop, and Houston Alexander still works as a hip-hop DJ. Others are a little more suprising. Did you know…

Luke Cummo delivered pizzas, drove a cab, and tested video games?

Leonard Garcia was an assistant manager at Frito-Lay?

Cheick Kongo was an agent for a musical act in France? (Something called ‘Le Aristrocrats’)

Karo Parisyan was a stuntman?

Mauricio Rua was a model?

Diego Sanchez worked at UPS?

Anderson Silva worked at McDonald’s?

The list also says that Wanderlei Silva used to work in a bar, but judging from this picture, he also spent time as a live-in nanny, and was beloved by the children for his delicious homemade empanadas.

Did one of your favorite fighters pay the bills through busking, dog-sitting, or providing personal transportation? Let us know in the comments section…


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Wraiths Dad- October 21, 2008 at 12:00 am
Wraith, I raped your mother and thats how you were born, and then i molested you in your sleep every night until you were 4. And wrestling is for hicks and losers,
Pero Dinamit- March 10, 2008 at 7:56 pm
Cro Cop was in special police unit called ATJ Lucko, something like SWAT in USA. March 10, 2008 at 4:40 pm
kevin jordan works at foot locker
Anonymous- March 10, 2008 at 3:07 pm
Jeff Monson has a either a masters or PhD in psychology, I don't know if he ever practised as a psychologist tho, GSP was also employed as a bouncer in Montreal
My left nut- March 10, 2008 at 3:06 pm
Luke Cummo had a lemonade stand, but it got shut down for some unknown reason
"your-in-for a good drink" was his sales line
wraith's mommy- March 10, 2008 at 11:51 am
i should have aborted you
wraith's daddy- March 10, 2008 at 9:13 am
u do know wrestling is fake, right?
Wraith- March 10, 2008 at 6:19 am
All these mma guys suck Floyd did the right thing by going to the wwe cause mma has weak comp n I hope kimbo goes next cause no one will stop him maybe batista will or cena!
Boner- March 10, 2008 at 2:44 am
Wasn't Roger Huerta a male prostitute at some point? I think as a kid maybe.
Dana White- March 10, 2008 at 2:21 am
Diego Sanchez was a Male prostitue.
Than- March 10, 2008 at 2:05 am
Chuck was a bartender with an accounting degree, but he never actually became one.
godzillad- March 10, 2008 at 1:21 am
Chuck wasn't an accountant, he just has his degree in it.

Lots of these you can see on's fighter profiles, it's always the last question.
Joey- March 10, 2008 at 12:46 am
Holy shit. That picture of Wanderlai is fuckin hilarious. Empanadas, priceless!
Knightrider- March 10, 2008 at 12:34 am
The only one that surprised me on the list was that Chuck was an accountant. I still don't believe it.
alan- March 10, 2008 at 12:14 am
haha nice one...anyone know what chuck liddell did before?....sound like a fanboi but who cares :D