Aaron Chalmers has certainly had a swift rise to fame having swapped Geordie Shore for a career in MMA.
The 32-year-old first hit our screens on the popular tv show which has served as an excellent platform for several reality stars.
But Chalmers left the drink and the women behind and is looking to pursue a career in the Bellator with his sixth fight set for Saturday night in Dublin.
A steamy night on the town in Newcastle to an evening of blood, sweat and passion is not the most conventional career change but Chalmers is worth in the region of $1m (£700,000) despite a relatively short career.
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The fighters in the Bellator earn between $50,000 (£38,5000) – $200,000 (£154,000) for a win on the main card meaning Chalmers could earn a solid wedge on Saturday night.
He has admitted his celebrity status won't sit well with some of his opponents but the Geordie has underlined his dedication to the MMA.
He said in The Sun: "I’m just taking everything in now I’m in Dublin and just really excited to get in there. When I started my career opponents would always try and belittle me for my celebrity past.
"I’ll never be fully accepted by everyone, but the longer my career goes on the less people are starting to hate and realise it’s not just a quick money fix.
"It’s more long-term and I’m still only two and a half years into my MMA career with this being my sixth fight.
"I see this going at least another four or five years. You see people still fighting when they’re 40."
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