The most driven mixed martial artists stay cognizant that notoriety ultimately leads to stability.
Regardless of the organization, the few elite in each division obviously draw the most attention, and therefore, those who consistently make the most waves deserve the quickest ascents in the rankings.
But the road to prominence unfolds differently for every fighter. Some grab the attention of the masses seamlessly, while others overcome extraordinary odds to eventually achieve the same results .
These unheralded scrappers have paid their dues without getting the proper respect in return. Whether they've been slighted in terms of their rankings, the matchups they've been dealt or the lack of exposure they've received, these fighters simply deserve better.
The following is a list of the eight most underrated fighters in MMA today. These competitors have tremendous skills but thus far have been unjustly overlooked.