The world of MMA is fast becoming the equivalent of what boxing used to be and to some degree still is—one of the meccas of sporting entertainment.
In the pantheon of the sweet science, there are stars, and then there are superstars, and the same now applies to professional mixed martial arts.
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones' rise to superstar status has been nothing short of meteoric, and as things stand, he has the potential to mirror some of the achievements of boxing’s own pound-for-pound great Floyd “Money” Mayweather.
Mayweather has several attributes that sets him apart from his peers—skill set, championship pedigree and promotional savvy. That and the fact he’s undefeated in 42 outings in a career spanning almost 16 years.
Apropos MMA, fighters are lucky if they can acquire just two of the aforementioned qualities.
NB Mayweather’s PPV pulling power not included.
With that said, here’s a look at some fighters with the potential to be the next Money May.