Some fighters, like Georges St-Pierre and Dominick Cruz, will sacrifice anything to win, even if it means detracting from their own entertainment value.
Rather than regularly attempting spectacular techniques, which St-Pierre and Cruz are each certainly capable of, the longtime UFC champs have no quarrels employing extremely cerebral and conservative game plans en route to safe victories.
Others, on the contrary, aim to deliver crowd-pleasing victories, holding their aptitude to entertain in an equal light with their ability to win.
Every fighter on this list takes low-percentage risks on a regular basis. In the cases like that of pound-for-pound kingpin Anderson Silva, gambling perpetually pays major dividends. For others, such as lightweight gatekeeper Joe Lauzon, taking risks has its rewards and its downsides.
Regardless of whether or not they’ve won in the process, these are the 15 most entertaining fighters in MMA right now.