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8. Jeff Monson

One look at Jeff Monson would make you think that this guy is the typical MMA fighter. Massive, with a load of crazy tattoos and a shaved head, he’s truly a frightening looking individual. But it just goes to show that you shouldn’t judge somebody by their appearances because there’s way more to Monson than meets the eye.

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First of all, he got his bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Illinois, before getting his masters from the University of Minnesota Duluth, where he also worked as a wrestling coach. After graduating, he was a mental health care professional five years, before focusing on a career that took him to Pride, Strikeforce and the UFC. Oh, and now he’s a politician in Russia. Yep.

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