Many view Anderson Silva as the greatest pound-for-pound fighter of all-time. | Photo:
Black History Month originally began as Negro History Week in 1926 before eventually expanding to a full-month February tribute to the accomplishments of prominent African-Americans 50 years later. In honor of this yearly tradition, a panel of Sherdog.com staff has selected its Top 10 Black Mixed Martial Artists.
The list comes with its own twist: considering the diversity of the mixed martial arts population, this Top 10 has been adapted to include black fighters of all nationalities, not just African Americans. Several of the fighters who appear below have stories that are not yet complete, while others are close to -- or have already -- ridden off into the sunset. All have had significant roles in making the sport what it is today.
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