Top 10 all-around athletes in MMA
Who use their speed, strength and agility best to their advantage?
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Each year, the NFL combine serves as a reminder of just how much fans and scouts alike drool over measurable marks of athletic ability. It's the one time of the year when 40-yard dash times and shuttle runs dominate the headlines. Such numbers aren't as important in the world of mixed martial arts, but the sport is full of athletes who would measure up just fine.
While this list isn't specifically about who runs the fastest or jumps the highest, we take a look at the best all-around athletes competing in mixed martial arts. Obviously, this is a wholly subjective endeavor. Some of these fighters made the list based on success in other sports, while others simply showcase their athleticism when they step into the cage.
Here's our ranking of the top 10 best all-around athletes competing in mixed martial arts today.
1. Jose Aldo | featherweight
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