Here at the Beaten Path, our job is to give the average fan a look at some of the best prospects in the world. These are guys that have UFC potential written all over them.
Before fame and glory is achieved through the fandom that is the UFC, fighters have to embrace the grind that is regional MMA. This is where these fighters cut their teeth to see if they are ready for the next level.
Although I hate to give spoilers, I will note that guys like Pat Curran and Patricio Freire won't make this list because they are past the "prospect" level. The men who grace this list are looking to make the big show soon and could become future champions.
Without further ado, here are are the best 10 featherweight prospects outside the UFC.