Who are the best well rounded ATHLETES in the UFC today?

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    Not talking about skillset, just athleticism.
    Something people forget when talking about athleticism is that it doesn't just include explosiveness. It includes cardio, flexibility, speed, explosiveness, and probably others that I am forgetting (It doesn't include chin). Also not talking mental faculties, because that includes things like timing, heart, fight IQ, etc.

    Who are the best athletes right now?
    My couple of picks are:

    Robert Whittaker, Volkanovski, Khabib, Reyes, Overeem, Garbrant, Usman, Costa (questionable cardio), Wonderboy, Luque?,Zhang, Joanna, Shev, Nunes, Cejudo.

    That is my basic list.
    I think the most well rounded is Whittaker, with his cardio being endless, his speed is top notch, he is very explosive, and his flexibility is good as well, he can throw headkicks without a problem. Other notables include Volk, Overeem (who at the end of his career still has great cardio, flexibility, speed and explosiveness), Zhang (who i'm suspicous of in terms of PEDS, but is ridiculously impressive), Garbrant (who is stupidly fast, and his athleticism it top notch, but gets let down by his chin and mental abilities). Cejudo, who is just a freak of nature.

    I didn't include normal picks like Romero, because his cardio isn't really there.

    Any others that I am missing?
     
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    Yoel comes to mind for me. Dude is a freak of nature.
     
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    Probably valentina shevchenko and demetrious johnson.
     
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    Usman is an athletic freak of sorts with his mix of strength , cardio, and explosiveness

    Probably not very flexible and not the fastest though ...

    One guy that has it all athletically but has questionable striking defense is Gavin tucker
     
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    Romero was, but I don't think so anymore. I mean, 50% Romero is more athletic than a lot of guys, but he isn't the best athlete anymore.

    Black Beast. Usman and Colby are both fantastic athletes imo. Cejudo.
     
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    Forget Cejudo. 100%
     
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    DC and Big Country are definitely well rounded

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    Usman is a great pick.
     
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