I am writing a document for a publication and was inspired by the story of Oisin ***an an Irish boxer I know personally who was working as a teacher in the US with no amateur boxing background becoming pro and fighting for a living just to survive.. It got me thinking what notable MMA / UFC roster fighters are out there who had little or no background in martial arts before going pro or those who started late in life? Also looking for a little inspiration to get back into more seriously myself. Cheers! EDIT His Last name is F-a-g-a-n. It blocks the first 3 letters for obvious reasons.