Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  By By Mike Chiappetta  |  Last updated 10/8/13
Due to the sheer numbers of the UFC roster , it's easy to get lost in the shuffle. There are nine divisions. There are men and women. There are legends and champions and rookies. Everyone else sort of blends together until they find a way to stand out. For the sake of building a career, it's incumbent upon the athletes to find a way to step into the spotlight and differentiate themselves from the crowd. Even winning is not always enough. Take for instance, the case of welterweight Mike Pierce, who has quietly labored in the welterweight division for four years and compiled an impressive 9-3 record. As UFC fighters go, Pierce is fairly anonymous. When he says something, it doesn't make instant headlines. When he fights, it's not necessarily appointment viewing. Pierce, who competes on the main card of Wednesday's UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields event, has had his chances to demand that kind of attention but failed to do so. Each time he's stepped up to the top level of competitio...
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