In the world of competitive mixed martial arts, it's often key to possess a hot hand.
Not in the sense of having blazing-fast punches but rather the in-cage consistency and international popularity that fuel opportunity.
Because opportunity is everything in a sport ruled by "the next best thing." It allows certain fighters to escape divisional depth by riding win streaks, media-driven exposure or memorable Octagon performances.
That's the type of "hot hands" we're talking about.
Here are seven fighters in the UFC right now who stand considerably tall in that department.