The lightweight division has always been heralded as the top division in terms of talent. We see this among the prospects. There are always plenty of up and coming fighters in the 155 pound division. We could probably list ten to fifteen elite lightweight prospects. However, there are three that stand out to me. These three fighters have the potential not just to make it to the UFC, but to be among the elite in the UFC.
The growth in popularity of women's MMA has really been interesting to watch. Ronda Rosuey has become a star. Women int he UFC have become a must watch. In fact, it has been such a hit that the UFC has created a second women's MMA division.
In MMA, the heavier weight classes seem to be bigger draws than the lighter weight classes. I guess fans just prefer seeing two large men throwing haymakers.
Welcome to the first edition of the MMA Futures Report. This weekly piece will highlight all things prospects.