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Eddie Wineland

Eddie Wineland is another UFC veteran who has embraced a dual-role as a firefighter in Northwest Indiana throughout his mixed martial arts career.

Not content with just that, Wineland has also somehow managed to juggle a part-time job at Caster Maintenance Co in addition to being a highly regarded fighter.

To be fair, there is some flexibility to his job as a fireman in Northwest Indiana which sees him work 120 days a year, but it can lead to some awkward scheduling on his calendar, such as when he did a full shift at the fire station the day before heading off for his bantamweight title fight against Renan Barao at UFC 165 in 2013.

Nevertheless, Wineland has no intentions of changing his hectic schedule.

”I don’t see a point in giving up a job that I can hold and still fight at the same time,” Wineland told Mmajunkie.com. “They’re supportive of it and are behind me in my fighting. I like to work and stay busy in my downtime.”