UFC 130 Fight Card: Brian Stann and the 10 Best MMA Role Models for Kids

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UFC 130 Fight Card: Brian Stann and the 10 Best MMA Role Models for Kids

For a long time, mixed martial arts was an underground sport that drew a lot of resistance from the mainstream media.

With Sen. John McCain notoriously likening MMA to "human cock fighting", it's been a long and tough journey to get the sport to where it is today.

As fans cringe with each public appearance that a Brock Lesnar or Nick Diaz makes, there are a few fighters out there that help promote the sport in a positive manner.

Here are the top 10 fighters that are giving the sport a good reputation while acting as great role models for the younger fans out there.

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