Each UFC division encompasses its own world of in-cage lunatics, obsessed practitioners and formidable title threats.
From January to December, these differing Octagon entities wage war on one another until they reach the bittersweet top.
But along the way we are reminded that certain fighters hold more appeal than others. Some have what it takes to not only dismantle the hungry wolves around them, but run the pack.
These are what we call top contenders. And for them, getting a shot at the championship is all that matters.
So in the celebration of open-mindedness and wishful thinking, here are fantasy top contender fights for each UFC weight class.