The month of August featured some events that could turn fans off from the sport of mixed martial arts. Former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields turned in a lackluster performance in his return to middleweight, Anderson Silva is seemingly disinterested in fighting No. 1 contender Chris Weidman, the injury bug continues to ravage countless fight cards and UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones made a selfish decision that caused UFC 151 to be canceled entirely.
In times like these, it can be easy to miss the MMA high points of August 2012. However, at Bleacher Report, we never forget the incredible achievements created by the sport we love.
Here is a look at the 10 best fights of the month.