Bas Rutten, Frank Shamrock and the 8 Most Underappreciated Fighters of All Time

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Bas Rutten, Frank Shamrock and the 8 Most Underappreciated Fighters of All Time

In the world of mixed martial arts, the hype machine can be an extremely frustrating thing to a fighter.

Some fighters are hyped up too quickly for their game to keep up and that can lead to undeserved fights, endorsements, and all around fan popularity.

On the other side of the hype coin there are many fighters in this business who's discipline, blood, sweat and tears seems to go unnoticed no matter what they have done or continue to do when the cage door closes.

It is sometimes a tough pill for a professional fighter to swallow, when they get bypassed and overlooked by the powers that be, for the up and coming, fresh, largely unproven  newcomer.

As a shout-out to all those fighters who have sat in the emergency room for hours getting stitched up, while the others jet to the nearest post-fight party, here are the eight most underappreciated fighters of all time. 

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