Although MMA is relatively young compared to other combat sports, it has seen a number of stars come and go. Years of hard work in the gym and in the cage/ring tend to pay off big time when a fighter can finally become that top attraction and earn a living doing what they love to do.
Some of these fighters embody the blue-collar work ethic that the average person can easily identify with. They come from humble beginnings and work their way up the rankings. However, others enter the MMA scene with the spotlight immediately upon them.
Despite many of them still learning the ropes, these fighters were under the MMA microscope as soon as they stepped into the sport. Some panned out while others flamed out, but without a doubt these have to be near the top of anyone's list when thinking of the most hyped fighters in the history of MMA.