Profiling UFC Champs: How Safe Are Their Belts in the Long Term?

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Profiling UFC Champs: How Safe Are Their Belts in the Long Term?

Today's pantheon of UFC champions is the most spectacular in company history. 

Each current champ possesses an elite, trademark skill. Each brings versatility to the octagon. Each has proven himself in the highly competitive arena of modern MMA. Each one, in their own way, is a badass. 

Some of 2012's strap-holders have already asserted their dominance over many years—for example, Georges St.-Pierre has harnessed the welterweight belt since 2008. All of them, however, have the potential to reign over their weight class for a long time. Of them, who’s most likely to actualize prolonged dominance going forward?

Given the numerous strengths of each champion, predicting their futures requires inspecting other variables too, like the depth of their respective divisions and their age.

Here they are: power ranking the current champs based on the likelihood they will protect their titles for a long time. 

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