The middleweight division has always captivated audiences for being sort of a tweener division. Much like the light heavyweight division, the men fighting at 185-pounds possess impressive KO power but unlike their 205-pound cousins, possess the speed of the lighter weight classes as well.
The division has been one of the most stable in all of MMA due to Anderson Silva's dominance in recent memory but that doesn't mean there haven't been plenty of fan favorites to cheer. Some of these men became revered for their success both in and out of the cage but others obtained their popularity despite not achieving a great deal of success.
When MMA fans look back upon the division years from now these guys will have to be some of the first names out of their mouths as they're likely to go down as some of the most popular fighters in the middleweight division.