Sometimes, the best fighters come out of nowhere.
For every highly-touted prospect like Jon Jones or Georges St-Pierre, there’s a guy like Frankie Edgar or Forrest Griffin who defy all expectations and find themselves with championship gold around their waist.
Am I saying every fighter on this list is capable of winning a title belt in the world premier MMA organization?
Of course not.
But all of these fighters have quietly been making noise in their respective weight divisions, and most of them are just a win or two away from getting a fight with a highly ranked opponent.
All of these fighters have a ton of potential to make waves in their respective division and are currently flying under the radar, but chances are, people will know their names soon.