Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE
These select fighters possess great speed, but they fall short in making this list. Here's why:
Wanderlei Silva - Once considered one of the fastest strikers in the game, Silva's age has caught up to him and he simply doesn't possess 10 out of 10 speed anymore.
Jose Aldo - Arguably the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, Aldo most definitely excels in the standup game. He's quick, powerful and possesses great talent. But most of his strikes are kick-oriented, taking away from his overall punching game.
Cain Velasquez - The No. 1 contender in the UFC heavyweight division doesn't make this list for one reason. It's because he got caught by a quicker Junior dos Santos at UFC on FOX to lose his title. For that, he takes a backseat.
Jon Jones - Jones could be on this list. He's become one of the most dominant strikers in the game, but elbows and unorthodox kicks aside, "Bones" isn't over-the-top quick. He's rangy and utilizes his insane reach, but he doesn't necessarily meet the requirements as a top-10 speedster.
Clay Guida - "The Carpenter" is most certainly quick, but his punches are often loopy, making his success rate drop below 50 percent all the time. Inside, he's one of the best in the division. But as a relatively small lightweight, Guida's outside quickness doesn't possess the same appeal.