Excitement is what has brought the sport of MMA to the the attention of sports fans everywhere. As much as there is a level of beauty to the ground game and a good position battle, what brings in the money is the stand-up battles that have two men squaring off toe-to-toe and seeing who is the last man standing.
It is similar to the concept behind of "chicks love the long ball" in baseball, but this is much better.
Often the most memorable fights are those in which styles clash and give us fireworks right away while also having something on the line. Those are the fights we all want to see.
What follows is a list of the 10 most exciting contenders in the UFC right now in my opinion. These fighters are realistically close to receiving a shot at the champion and also put on the most exciting performances.