Mixed martial arts is the most dynamic sport on the planet. Physical tools necessary to excel as an ultimate fighter include strength, endurance, speed, eye-hand coordination and power.
In layman's terms, power is referred to as explosiveness. Physiologically, explosiveness is the ability to deliver force quickly.
In short, possessing explosiveness means that a fighter can transfer his strength and speed through his strikes quicker than his opponent.
With the evolution of athletes in this world, each subsequent generation is becoming faster, stronger, quicker and more explosive.
The UFC has benefited tremendously from this evolutionary tract of Darwinian theory.
The explosive abilities of Bas Rutten and Frank Shamrock were a rarity inside the famed Octagon. Nowadays, that explosiveness is the standard that most mixed martial artists possess.
Even though more fighters possess all the necessary traits needed to be successful inside the cage, a select few practitioners stand above the rest with respect to their explosiveness inside the Octagon.
Just a side note: This slideshow pertains to currently signed UFC competitors who are on the active duty list. Sorry, Brock Lesnar—even though you are an explosive dynamo, I did not add you to this list.
Additionally, "The Phenom" Vitor Belfort possesses the most explosive hands in the UFC, historically. His return to the famed Octagon has been short-lived since his recent re-signing.
Therefore, because Belfort does not have a recent body of work illustrating his explosiveness, I have kept him off this list as well.
Please follow along as I provide the most explosive UFC fighters competing today.
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