You know 'em. You love 'em. You hate 'em. No matter the stance you have on these fighters they were always sure to be near the top of any MMA page.
Remember the popular kids in high school? You know the ones you said you hated but still could not stop talking about? That is kind of where these fighters find themselves following 2012. They are undoubtedly the most popular fighters of 2012 and always bumped to the front page.
Some of the fighters achieved their popularity by actions in the cage while others were more crafty with a microphone. Some of the top fighters on this list were able to do both.
No matter the method used by the fighters on this list, they are the most talked about competitors in all of MMA in 2012.