What education do you need to become a director?
MOST of the time you need a BA or a BFA and many also have a MFA (which is equivalent to a PhD)
If you consider just text book education then No. You need not know the text book stuff in order to become a UFC Fighter. However, you need to be trained in arts like Boxing, Grappling (Wrestling), JuJitsu etc in order to be successful in the UFC. If you consider learning those arts an education, then yes you need that kind of education to become a UFC Fighter.