In 2012, the welterweight division was the most stacked in all of MMA. There was a seemingly endless supply of top contenders and big-name stars to keep things interesting.
In fact, UFC 158 is currently headlined by a trio of welterweight contests that feature all six fighters sitting atop the division's Top 10.
Thinking about a card that features the best welterweights right now had me thinking about the all-time greats of the welterweight division. Although that would make for a nice article, the idea of writing about Jon Fitch and Pat Miletich made me sleepy.
Instead, I decided to put together a piece on the most popular welterweights in history. This is a look at the 20 biggest fan favorites who have ever stepped foot into the UFC at 170 pounds.