The sport of MMA has come a long way from the circus days of the early '90s. Official rules and weight classes are just two things that helped MMA get mainstream attention.
There are many innovations in the fight game that have made MMA what it is today. Sure, striking and submissions were always a main focus of a fight, but some men made an exclamation point with their style that are examples of how to fight today.
Here are five innovations of MMA and the men who put the spotlight on these skills.