Just as the title reads, if the UFC had to pick exercises to gauge the athleticism of a MMA fighter, which metrics would they choose? The NFL Combine uses 40 yard dash 225 Bench AMRAP Vertical Jump Broad Jump 20 Yard Shuffle 3 cone drill and bunch more, but these seem to be the highlighted ones. For MMA 40 Yard dash might be a good metric of explosive power. Fighters that run a 4.5-5 probably get more knockouts then someone running a 6+ 1 Mile run. Once again, I bet most fighters that can run a 5-6 minute mile rarely gas compared to fighters who do 8+ minutes. Burpees AMRAP. The ability to constantly sprawl on continuous attempts. Scramble ability Sled pull: Takedown drive Agility cones: Footwork and movement 1 minute heavybag round as many strikes as possible Vertical Jump: Self explanatory What else do you think would be a good metric?