The essence of a good counterpuncher can be summed up with one distinct word: precision.
When a fighter hones in on elite marksmanship, blazing technique and an unmatched sense of tranquility, his ability to surpass expectation drastically increases.
Counterpunching ultimately separates great fighters from consistently potent killers. It's what culminates into backs against the cage, spinning heads and badly beaten jaws.
The beneficiaries of such a talent are truly few and far between, but they most certainly exist in today's sport.
Here are the best counterpunchers in the UFC today.