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The UFC’s “Five Tool Players”

With the playoffs in Major League Baseball beginning this week America’s pastime is as popular as ever. Likewise, the UFC has a full slate of shows scheduled for October, giving sports fans a ton of entertainment to look forward to in the coming 31 days. While baseball is obviously different than Mixed Martial Arts, there are definitely some similarities when it comes to the athletes in each endeavor. The best of the best in baseball are known as “five tool players” relating to batting average, fielding ability, speed, power, and arm strength. In MMA, the same might be said when it comes to fighters who are among the upper-echelon when considering wrestling, stand-up, submissions, cardio, and knockout ability. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)