Mixed martial arts is the fastest evolving sport in the world right now. In a sport where what works and what doesn't changes by the month, a fighter's trainer and coaching are vital aspects to making him successful. Unlike boxing, it is very hard for an entire gym to build around one fighter because there are so many styles and aspects of MMA that make it almost impossible.
Having quality coaching is often the difference between talented fighters becoming high-level fighters and local promotion washouts. So here is a list of some of the finest coaches in MMA.
Any coaches on this list, and many off this list that I considered, are excellent MMA minds. It would be a honor to train under any of them. Understand that these rankings don't reflect a disrespect towards any of these coaches.