Ten plus years ago, lightweight division was a shark tank with wrestlers, well maybe a notch below welterweight, maybe a couple notches. And it really looked like we'd be getting more NCAA talents coming into MMA, with UFC becoming more main stream and fighters getting paid more and having insurances covered by the UFC, which probably led to incomparably more fighter pull outs eventually. MMA really started looking more and more like a legitimate career path for wrestlers from the NCAA. But this is what lightweight division looks like right now. 1 Dustin Poirier 2 Justin Gaethje 3 Charles Oliveira 4 Michael Chandler 5 Tony Ferguson 6 Conor McGregor 7 Rafael Dos Anjos 8 Dan Hooker 9 Beneil Dariush 10 Paul Felder There's two up there in top 10, and Justin Gaethje doesn't grapple at all in his fights. So the only guy really in top 10 is Michael Chandler, but this guy just came to the UFC a fight ago, got knocked out by a featherweight like two fights ago, got cucked by Brooks twice in his absolute prime, and has like two top ten wins in his entire career. I mean, if you look at the WW division, in a way it's even more odd. There's like three guys with NCAA background in top 10, Usman, Covington and Woodley. What happened to the next breeds of NCAA wrestlers? I guess there's a guy with a fetish for NCAA wrestlers on here who got cucked hard after Gaethje fight, maybe he'd know. It's just odd how the sport is always evolving, been hearing that for ten plus years, but things are the way they are. Where are all the NCAA level wrestlers???