While winning is typically most important to a fighter, mixed martial arts (MMA) is also a business, and a business that pays well towards those who entertain.
One could be a truly elite level fighter, but simply not garner the same attention as others because fans feel as if he or she is boring so to say.
With that being said, we’ve seen the emergence of many fighters over the years that are willing to take risks, try new things, and show off their wide variety of skillsets, and in return, they are deemed as entertaining.
Aside from the entertainment factor, using unorthodox techniques can also prove to be confusing towards opponents.
Not all fighters or athletes have the special tools needed to open the eyes of fans around the world, but those that due are usually revered because of it.
Let’s take a look at MMA’s flashiest strikers: