Yet another season of The Ultimate Fighter is in the books, and this season saw featherweight Diego Brandao and bantamweight John Dodson both come out victorious. For winning the show they are given a lucrative contract with the UFC and given the title of the "ultimate fighter."
We all know that neither of these guys are truly the "ultimate fighter," they're really just the guys that were able to win all the fights in this particular season and win their respective fights at the finale.
The truth is, the ultimate fighter doesn't really exist.
The interesting thing about the sport of MMA is that anyone can be beaten. Even the best in the sport can be caught on any given night.
Anderson Silva, undoubtedly one of the greatest fighters of all time, has been beaten by Ryo Chonan and Daiju Takase. He has also looked very human on occasion, most notably in his UFC 117 victory over Chael Sonnen.
Fedor Emelianenko, considered by many to be untouchable for nearly a decade, now holds a 1-3 record in his last four fights.
Even current "untouchable" fighter Jon Jones could be beaten on any given night, perhaps even by a flying kick by Lyoto Machida in their upcoming bout.
So what would the "ultimate fighter" look like? What traits would an unbeatable fighter have?