ByAmy Kaplan, writer at
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Amy Kaplan

We all know dogs are man's best friend, but are they an MMA fighter's best friend too? Take a look at the furry buddies UFC and Bellator fighters keep sleeping at the foot of their beds.

Conor McGregor

Technically, this dog is probably more his dad's than his since it's only appeared in photos from Ireland, but can you blame the champ champ for being a little too preoccupied to take care of his own pet?

Cris Cyborg

Cris may be the baddest women on the planet, but she has two of the most adorable pets on the planet — a yellow lab named Fedor (who is sometimes painted pink) and a new Bengal kitten Laila.

Chris Weidman

Cain Velasquez

Ronda Rousey

Stipe Miocic

Ok, so this isn't real, but c'mon I had to include it in the list!

Michael Bisping

Carla Esparza

Ryan Bader

Donald Cowboy Cerrone

No cowboy would be complete without a horse

Amanda Nunes

Jake Ellenberger

Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Michael Chandler

TJ Dillashaw

Miesha Tate

Joseph Benavidez

Ashlee Evans-Smith

Gabi Garcia

Carlos Condit

Holly Holm

Frankie Edgar

Jeremy Stephens

Tony Ferguson

Tony named his dog after the Darce Choke... badass.

Michael Johnson

Wanderlei Silva

Felice Herrig

Anthony Johnson

Ovince St. Preux

Karolina Kowalkiewicz

Germaine de Randamie


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