Each and every UFC champion commands their own individual amount of respect. By implementing different techniques, skills, preparations and overall personalities, these elite athletes have transcended their respective weight classes.
But what makes the most popular titleholders in the world similar is the inevitability that one day they'll relinquish their gold to an aggressively hungry contender.
Because no matter how good a champion is, they're always susceptible to defeat. No matter how elusive their striking is or how perfected their ground game seems, someone always has the recipe to knock them off their throne.
With that said, taking future matchups and potential divisional transitions into consideration, here's the next champion for each of the UFC's nine divisions.
Remember these are predictions. Feel free to comment with your own.