You know your division is the best in the sport when it's one of the first things people talk about.
Normally, guys catch a bad rap here and there for not finishing fights, but in the case of some of MMA's lightweights, an exception is made because, well, they're 155-pound guys who can at least kick some serious ass in the cage.
We in the MMA community saw ourselves a controversial yet fun display of what the Lightweight division is all about this past April for UFC 112 when Frankie Edgar ended an eight-year unbeaten streak at lightweight by scoring a unanimous decision win over BJ Penn.
To commemorate the rematch which will commence this Saturday in Boston, I figured I'd show you 10 matches that were some of the best lightweight fights in MMA history, and to prove that this is truly one for the lightweights of the sport, I have decided to not limit this to strictly UFC fights.
Sit back, relax, enjoy the slideshow, but the next time you laugh at these lighter guys for fighting in the cage, remember this:
They can and probably will kick your ass like it's never been kicked before.
Translation: Don't F**K with any one of these UFC Lightweights.
Now that everything is well out of the way, let's kick this thing off, shall we?