Happy Halloween from Cagewriter, everybody! Just as Dr. Frankenstein created a man from disparate body parts, we've created a fighter with the best of every fighter out there. Consider a fighter with:
-- The legs of Jose Aldo: He may be tiny, but his legs are powerful. He showed that first in a flying knee TKO of Cub Swanson, then again by battering Urijah Faber's legs with low kicks for five rounds.
-- The strength of Brock Lesnar: Say what you want about his fighting -- and his distaste of getting hit -- the man still is incredibly strong. He used it to his advantage against Shane Carwin, Frank Mir and Randy Couture.
-- The chin (but not the belly) of Roy Nelson: Though he lost, "Big Country" withstood a ton of punishing blows from Junior dos Santos in his last bout. Unlike Lesnar, the man can take a punch.
-- The movement of Dominick Cruz: The WEC bantamweight champ is exciting for fans, maddening for opponents. He is constantly moving, moving, moving around the cage, making him incredibly difficult to hit, much less hit well.
-- The brain of Cain Velasquez: How did he beat Brock Lesnar and win the UFC heavyweight belt? With a smart game plan. He looked at how other fighers have failed with Lesnar, learned from it, and figured out the best way to win.
-- The hips of Ben Askren: In his win over Lyman Good for the Bellator welterweight championship last week, Askren showed off the balance and skill he honed after years of wrestling at an elite level. Every time Askren seemed to be in a bad position, he used hip control and balance to get out of it.
-- The arms of Jon Jones: Between his long reach and lethal elbows, Jones' arms are weapons in and of themselves. Brandon Vera and Matt Hamill can both attest to what it feels like to be on the wrong end of a Jones elbow.
How would you create the perfect fighter?