When one mentions the UFC, images of greats like Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva immediately come to mind.
And why shouldn't they?
The men are legends, as are other well-known figures in MMA like Matt Hughes, Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz.
However, many people forget that there was a generation of MMA before the current incarnation of the UFC—meaning before it was owned by Zuffa—and there were many fighters that were part of it.
While they may not hold a candle to the well-rounded fighters of today, here are the pre-Zuffa era's best.