There is one thing that a fighter has little or no defense against, and that is father time.
Growth in the sport is increasing the opportunity and likelihood of longevity, but a fighter's career is like a flash that can last only a few years and why we cherish those who have battled and endured for a long time.
Make no mistake, fighter's like Randy Couture, Tito Ortiz, Matt Hughes and Wanderlei Silva are the exception, not the norm and that's why we appreciate their career's all that much more.
Father time has caught up to all of those men through injury, eroding skill and cumulative damage. Eventually, all fighters are faced with that unstoppable and dreaded opponent and here are;
8 Fighters That Father Time is Gaining On