It’s no secret that the UFC has descended on the MMA landscape and obtained the services of virtually every top flight fighter alive. Notice I said virtually every fighter.
There are still some amazing talents competing outside of the octagon, and while it seems inevitable that these men may one day find themselves active competitors on the UFC’s expansive roster, it hasn’t happened yet.
You can bet your pocket books that Dana White and Joe Silva (as well as their scouts) have an eye on the contenders competing outside of the UFC. Whether or not they’ll manage to ever see the pen meet the promotion’s paper, remains to be seen.
But for the sake of good discussion, and perhaps even a little advice, it’s time to examine 10 fighters competing outside of the UFC ranks who should definitely be afforded their chance to prove their value on the world’s most competitive platform.
NOTE: I've excluded Daniel Cormier from this list as he looks to be just about a shoo-in for the promotion. Expect a UFC debut from DC before long. Also, take a mental memo that everyone on this list possesses an aesthetically pleasing style, which could go a long way if the proper money is invested in the marketing machine.