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5 of the most well-rounded fighters in UFC history

Nishant Raj
ANALYST
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7.55K   //    25 Feb 2018, 21:02 IST

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Some extremely all-round fighters have honoured the UFC octagon

In the sport of mixed martial arts, being well-rounded is akin to a consecratory weapon. The ability to switch between game-tactics is one of the most accurate barometers of success inside the demonic eight-sided structure. The Ultimate Fighting Championship has an impressive marquee of fighters who exhibit a multi-faceted skill-set. Here are five such names.


#1 Demetrious Johnson

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Flexing his way through the division

Undoubtedly, the name that froths to the top, like good barley, is none other than Demetrious Johnson’s. Known popularly as “Mighty Mouse”, Demetrious Johnson has proved time and again why he is such a lethal force inside the octagon.

Bestowed with the gift of precision and speed, Johnson’s dynamism in terms of changing angles while striking makes him a competitive striker in the game. In addition to that, Johnson is also revered for his proficient wrestling skills, which he effectively exploits while in close range.

He also has the knack for takedowns, which further adds to his multi-faceted game plan. One of the greatest fighters to grace the Ultimate Fighting Championship, he also exhibited technical brilliance when he manoeuvred a suplex-to-armbar transition in his match against Ray Borg. In a recently conducted interview, Johnson expressed a desire to fight Floyd Mayweather, saying:

“I’m very well-rounded. It’s mixed martial arts. I would even do a handicap. I won’t even grapple with him. I won’t even go to the ground at all. I’ll get him in the clinch, bang up, hit him in the liver, kick him in the liver, take out his legs and work him.”

If I were Mayweather, I would be wary of the threat.

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