5 Biggest Fan-Favorite Fighters in the UFC

Matt Juul@@MattchidaMMAContributor IIIFebruary 14, 2012

Maintaining popularity as a UFC fighter is never easy as fans’ affection can turn sour after just one bad fight.

But for these five mixed martial artists, their amazing work ethic and ability to turn any bout into an exciting matchup has turned them into some of the most beloved fighters in the sport today. 

Win or lose, guys like former Strikeforce Lightweight champion Clay Guida or former UFC Light-Heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin know how to put on a show. Add in their easygoing and relatable attitude, and you have the perfect recipe for a fan-favorite fighter.

In this video, Bleacher Report UFC/MMA Featured Columnist Matt Juul breaks down five fighters who have earned their place as perennial fan favorites within the UFC.

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