The 15 Best Physical Specimens in MMA Today

G DAnalyst IIIJanuary 7, 2012

The 15 Best Physical Specimens in MMA Today

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    As we've come to realize, you don't necessarily have to look the best in order to be successful within a specific sport.

    But, in the world of MMA, the better you look, the more likely it is you'll be noticed.

    Since the sport was first established years and years ago, they've been home to some of the best physical specimens of any sport.

    There are specific fighters who are determined to be in tip-top shape, resulting in their above average bodies, if you will.

    Whether you hate them or you love them, these fighters are downright chiseled out.

    So, the following slides display the 15 best physical specimens in MMA today.

Alistair Overeem

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    Alistair Overeem proved he's worthy of the hype in his most recent dominating victory over Brock Lesnar, where he was declared victorious in the very first round by way of knockout.

    Along with Overeem's powerful punches you'll find a jacked 263-pound monster.

    Absolutely jacked.

Krzysztof Soszynski

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    Raise your hand if you've heard of Krzysztof Soszynski.

    Only two of you?

    Chances are you've seen him, just can't pronounce the name.

Cheick Kongo

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    There's a reason Cheick Kongo is one of the scariest looking fighters today.

    That reason is he's a physical specimen.

    6'4'' and 235 pounds of pure muscle.

Phil Davis

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    Phil Davis is a rising star in the light heavyweight division, as he'll be taking on Rashad Evans at UFC on FOX II for a chance to fight for UFC gold.

    Davis will enter the Octagon with one of the most put together bodies fans have ever seen.

    See photo above.

Georges St-Pierre

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    In order for Georges St-Pierre to win fights, he has to be in tip-top condition, as he has an inability to finish his opponents.

    Therefore, St-Pierre uses his world-class conditioning and chiseled out body to overwhelm his opponents to victory.

Jon Jones

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    The critics hate him, his fans love him, and the ladies are probably drooling by now.

    Jones' dominance at such a young age is undeniable and so is his physical condition.

Melvin Guillard

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    While Melvin Guillard's physical specimen doesn't always translate over to the win column, he's still pretty jacked for a 155-pound martial artist.

    A jacked body with blonde hair. What more could you ask for?

Tyron Woodley

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    Many of you will ask, "Who is Tyron Woodley?"

    Well, take notice this is MMA, not solely the UFC.

    Woodley is an undefeated Strikeforce welterweight who's making a run towards the top of his division, taking his ripped body with him.

Bobby Lashley

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    Before you jump out your seat, yes, Bobby Lashley is a mixed martial artist.

    Lashley is more than a former WWE superstar, as he's posted an impressive 7-1 record en route to becoming the Shark Fights heavyweight champion.

    Wow, take a look for yourselves.

Urijah Faber

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    Urijah Faber is much more than the little bantamweight with long, curly hair.

    In fact, Faber is one of the more jacked fighters in the UFC today, as his first appearance is more than deceiving.

Todd Duffee

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    While Todd Duffee hasn't fought in over a year, he is scheduled to make his return to MMA at some point during the new year.

    And, despite Duffee's skill set being lackluster compared to his hype, he's home to one of the best physical specimens in MMA today.

Kyle Kingsbury

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    At first glance, Kyle Kingsbury may appear to be your average heavyweight.

    Well, your guess was as good as mine, but we're still wrong.

    Kingsbury is an absolutely enormous 205-pound fighter in the UFC today.

Hector Lombard

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    Many fans believe it's just a matter of time until Hector Lombard makes the transition to the UFC, as he's established himself as one of the best middleweights in the world.

    In addition, Lombard is arguably the most ripped middleweight in MMA today.

Thiago Alves

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    It's plausible to think Thiago Alves could very well be the scariest looking fighter in the UFC today, as his nickname of the "Pitbull" describes him well.

    But, it's Alves' build that has put him over the top.

Anthony Johnson

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    Anthony Johnson's physical specimen was too much for the UFC's welterweight division to handle, as he's recently made the transition to the 185-pound weight class.

    Johnson will appear much bigger in his middleweight debut against Vitor Belfort at UFC 142.

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