When this article popped up as a subject for discussion, I was intrigued. Like a fine wine, MMA is deep and complex, and something that can be enjoyed on many levels.
It is a sport. It is a game. It is a business. Each of those is a world unto itself and each can be dissected and elaborated upon.
This article is meant to touch on every aspect of mixed martial arts and select the fighters that best illustrate this. This involved choosing (relatively) straightforward things like which fighter effectively blends together the most styles and who best represents the individual things MMA requires like hard work and intelligence.
There are also other, more abstract subjects brought up, like which fighters best represent fun, friendship, fitness and other things that training in MMA can bring. Also, everything in between.
What this ultimately shows is the depth there truly is to each circle found inside MMA. So enjoy it.
The fighters are listed in no particular order.