10 Best MMA Featherweight Prospects of 2014
#7: Mark Dickman
I didn’t have Mark Dickman tabbed to be a Top 10 Featherweight prospect, but that all changed after Dickman stunningly submitted highly-touted Brazilian Raoni Barcelos. Dickman wrestled at the NAIA level where he won a national title in 2007. After watching tape of Dickman, it became clear that he is not just a one-dimensional wrestler. He has very heavy hands and finished his last 3 fights prior to his RFA debut via strikes. Dickman’s only career loss was to fellow prospect Jordan Rinaldi. Dickman has claimed that the loss has made him a better fighter, and I believe it after watching his recent 4-fight winning streak. Dickman still needs to prove himself over his next few fights in RFA, but if he can pick up 2-3 more wins, I see no reason why UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby would not come calling.