A thread about UK fighters in the UFC, awesome!
Dan Hardy - Currently my favourite fighter in the UFC. He has a great personality and he just likes to joke about and not take himself too seriously like a lot of other guys. I think even he would admit to his rise in the UFC being extraordinary but he has four wins and he has cemented himself as a top six fighter at welterweight. Improves with every fight, expect the best Dan Hardy to step into the cage at UFC 111, even if he doesn't get bring home the belt.
Paul Daley - What a difference a year makes. Start of 2009 he was coming off a loss, then he picked up four straight knockout wins including stepping up on short notice to upset Kampmann and violently stopping Hazelett. Even if you don't like him you've got to respect him and what he brings to the table. One of the best strikers in MMA at the moment, he has the ability to put anyone to sleep. Ground game remains a weakness until we see him comfortably handle a top wrestler. He might get his chance to show us what he has against Koscheck.
Michael Bisping - I do like the guy, even though 99% of other people don't. I get frustrated with his fighting style sometimes, when he mixes up his game and uses wrestling to go with his kickboxing he is a force, but when he tries to out point his opponent it can lead to him being negative. Another performance like the one against Kang would do him wonders.
Pearson - The sky is the limit after his last performance. He dominated a really experienced guy and if he carries on his level of improvement he could be a real prospect at 155.
Etim - This guy has a lot of potential. He was given tough guys like Clementi and Tibau at the start of his UFC career and lost both fights, but since then he has won four straight and his ju-jitsu has been sick. Just 24 years old, I predict big things.
Hathaway - Another very good prospect, it's just a shame he is going up against Diego Sanchez at this stage of his career. I can't see winning that one, but maybe it will be good for him like the Tibau and Clementi fights were good for Etim.
Pearson, Etim and Hathaway have the potential to be better than Hardy, Daley and Bisping imo. We'll have to see what happens.
All the British MMA guys