With the UFC roster loaded heavily with established, aging stars of the sport, it's time for them to consider bringing in a new wave of eager and hungry talent to round out the roster of every division.
In a sport where a lot of the fanbase seems to suffer from attention deficit disorder, it would certainly give them a jolt with some fresh, new and exciting fight possibilities.
Many of the fighters on this list have been climbing strong in organizations outside of the UFC and are ready to step in immediately and offer relevant and elite level fights with many, if not all, of the UFC fighters in their respective weight classes.
There has been much talk and speculation about the state of Strikeforce and where their best fighters should be. Due to the fact that it is already owned by UFC parent company Zuffa, all Strikeforce fighters, including the elite like Daniel Cormier, Josh Barnett, Gilbert Melendez, Luke Rockhold, Nate Marquardt, Ronda Rousey, Gegard Mousasi and Ronald Souza have been left off this list intentionally.
I have also left off fighters who have had recent stints in the UFC, but for one reason or another, were released from the promotion. Fighters that have proven they have the skill to compete with success, but have had problems outside the cage that led to their release. Names such as Anthony Johnson and Nate Marquardt fit this description and are not on this list.
Here are 15 fighters the UFC must bring in.