Becoming the UFC champion is no easy task. It takes years of hard work in the gym and seizing the opportunity when presented inside the Octagon.
For some fighters it's just a matter of putting everything together, while for others it's rounding out a skill set. Getting over the proverbial hump can be as easy as fixing a minor misstep in footwork, but it's often those minute details that get overlooked in training.
The up and coming title contenders in the UFC all have small details that could use some tweaking before their next title shot (should they reach the mountain top once more). I did not include fighters who are already lined up with title fights like Antonio Silva or Chris Weidman, but looked to include fighters who may only be a fight or two away from securing a title shot.