Another year, another set of potential big-show prospects are ready to make a run in a sport that has a seemingly endless supply of up-and-comers who keep promotions strong and stacked with talent.
The Beaten Path is back in 2014 to bring you the top 25 MMA prospects to look out for in 2014. These are fighters (male and female) who have yet to make the UFC or a Bellator tournament and are young either in age or in the sport (even though there may be an exception or two).
In evaluating these prospects, we looked for a combination of current ability and future potential that could carry them into the spotlight. Not only that, but we are using original prospects, so fighters who made last year’s list are not eligible for this one.
So without further ado, let’s take a look at Part 1 of this series. Counting down from 25, we will give you the first 13 fighters to make this year’s top prospects list. The second part, counting down the top 12, will come Tuesday.