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UFC fighters explain why they fight for a living

Jeremy Stephens, left, hits Dennis Bermudez during their

Jeremy Stephens, left, hits Dennis Bermudez during their mixed martial arts bout at UFC 189 on Saturday, July 11, 2015, in Las Vegas. Photo Credit: AP / John Locher

Some see it as a natural progression from training in the martial arts as a child. Others see it as a natural progression from getting into fights in the streets.

Whatever the reason, these men and women are drawn to competitive mixed martial arts and fighting. 

What's the appeal?

Hear from seven different fighters as they explain why they fight in the video above.

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