Sherdog’s Top 10: Fighters Outside the UFC
By: Patrick Wyman Plenty of top-flight mixed martial artists still ply their trade
away from the sport’s premier organization.
Sherdog’s Top 10: Rising Stars, 2015 First Edition
By: Patrick Wyman A tremendously diverse crop of young men and women can and will
take mixed martial arts into the future.
Sherdog’s Top 10: Defunct Promotions
By: Patrick Wyman Plenty of influential MMA organizations have come and gone, leaving
their marks on a sport that left them behind.
Sherdog’s Top 10: One-Round Fights
By: Patrick Wyman Longer is not always better in the world of MMA, and some of the
best fights ever have not required more than a single stanza.
Sherdog’s Top 10: WEC Fights
By: Patrick Wyman The beloved blue cage of World Extreme Cagefighting played host to
some of the best bouts in MMA history.
Sherdog’s Top 10: Phenoms
By: Patrick Wyman It is a rare occurrence in MMA when relative youth, achievement and
overwhelming physical skills come together in one package.
Sherdog’s Top 10: Trash Talkers
By: Patrick Wyman Those who have mastered the art of the insult often write the
narratives that drive interest in the sport of mixed martial arts.
Sherdog’s Top 10: MMA Wrestlers
By: Patrick Wyman Wrestling dictates where fights take place, and as hackneyed as
that phrase might be, it is essential to remember it.
Sherdog’s Top 10: Training Camps
By: Patrick Wyman Fighters are molded by coaches and teammates. They do not emerge
from the womb as fully formed athletes ready to execute high-level
Sherdog’s Top 10: Greatest Entrances
By: Patrick Wyman Plenty of fighters have made the most of the time and space that
exists between the locker room and the cage or ring.
Sherdog’s Top 10: Hollywood Crossovers
By: Patrick Wyman Mixed martial arts has provided a platform for a successful
transition to the big screen for a number of high-profile fighters.
Sherdog’s Top 10: Brutal Beatdowns
By: Patrick Wyman From Cain Velasquez to Wanderlei Silva, many of MMA’s greats have
administered unforgettable beatings.
Sherdog’s Top 10: Five-Round Fights
By: Patrick Wyman MMA’s extended battles and wars of attrition are breeding grounds
for white-knuckle drama and unforgettable moments.
Sherdog’s Top 10: Most Aggressive Fighters
By: Patrick Wyman Willingness to do violence to one’s opponent while taking his or
her best shot is at the heart of some of MMA’s most beloved
Sherdog’s Top 10: Most Influential Fighters
By: Patrick Wyman Thousands of fighters have come and gone from MMA’s highest levels,
but only a handful of them have left their marks on it over the
Sherdog’s Top 10: Most Durable Fighters
By: Patrick Wyman The sport of mixed martial arts is full of hard-nosed men and women
with a special ability to pursue victory in the face of ridiculous
Sherdog’s Top 10: Burglars
By: Patrick Wyman These fighters have benefited most from an understanding of how
judges operate or, alternatively, from continuous and blatant
Sherdog’s Top 10: Fights That Failed to Live Up to Their Hype
By: Patrick Wyman In mixed martial arts, heavy promotion is a constant, but so, too,
is the failure to live up to expectations.
Sherdog’s Top 10: Greatest Punchers
By: Patrick Wyman While MMA’s history pales by comparison to the long past of boxing,
the sport has also produced more than a few leather-slingers of
Sherdog’s Top 10: ‘Where Were You?’ Moments
By: Patrick Wyman These are the happenings that stick in the minds of even the most
jaded MMA fans and bring with them a torrent of memories of fights
Sherdog’s Top 10: Canceled Fights
By: Patrick Wyman Few things haunt the nightmares of MMA fans more than the specter
interruptions that lead to the axing of anticipated bouts.
Sherdog’s Top 10: Overachievers
By: Patrick Wyman For a number of accomplished mixed martial artists, grit,
determination, durability and technical skill often trump athletic
Sherdog’s Top 10: One and Dones
By: Patrick Wyman Some attention-grabbing short-timers fought only once and then left
the sport of mixed martial arts for good.
Sherdog’s Top 10: Coolest Moves
By: Patrick Wyman Nearly every fan of mixed martial arts has an origin moment, an
“Oh, s---!“ realization of the spectacular happenings the sport can
Sherdog’s Top 10: Epic Fails
By: Patrick Wyman In-cage faux pas ranging from premature celebrations to displays of
complete timidity are commonplace in MMA.
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