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Business Insider released a list of the 50 most dominant athletes. To make the list, athletes had to showcase "superiority over their respective sports" which "led them to unparalleled success.

While most of the names on the list are household names, you may be surprised by some of the up-and comers that have proven they belong, not only at the top of their sport, but ranked among some of the top athletes in the world.

So who's the top athletes dominating the UFC right now? Miesha Tate and Conor McGregor.

Coming in at number 50, the current UFC women's bantamweight champion, is no surprise. Tate has won her last five fights, the last being against former champ Holly Holm, who brought Ronda Rousey's Reign to an end. Her next bout will be against number 4 contender Amanda Nunes at the historic UFC 200 in July. It'll be Tate's first title defense and given her current streak, expect her to dominate Nunes in the cage.

McGregor's first loss in the UFC came against Nate Diaz at UFC 196 and that loss could be why McGregor is only 46 on the list. Prior to his loss, McGregor was the fighter to beat in the featherweight division. McGregor had won fifteen fights in a row with the last six of those fights ending in a TKO. If you need proof that McGregor dominates the UFC, just take a look at how much people lost their minds when he Tweeted his "retirement."

While McGregor and Tate represent the UFC, they're not the only fighters on the list. At 24 is Gennady Golovkin who is the current middleweight boxing champion of the world. Golovkin currently hold the record for the highest knockout percentage in middleweight history, with 91%. If that's not enough to impress you, in over 375 fights as an amateur or a professional, Golovkin has never been knocked down.

Another boxer on the list comes in at number 9. American Clarissa Shields is 68-1 as a middleweight boxer. She made her debut at the 2012 London Olympics, winning the gold and since then, she hasn't lost a single fight. Since her gold medal, she's added the 2014 World Championship belt to her list as well as dominating at the 2015 Pan-Am Games. She will return to the Olympics this Summer in Rio where she's expected to win the gold easily.

So, who's number 1 on the list? No, it's not Tom Brady or Stephen Curry, it's Novak Djokovic. The 28-year-old Serbian tennis player is the ATP tour's top player, a position he's held for 179 weeks. His number 1 streak puts him fifth all time for consecutive weeks holding the world's number 1. Putting him behind names such as Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, Ivan Lendl and Jimmy Connors..

Last year he won three out of four majors and has won eleven majors total in his career. The only slam he hasn't won? The French Open. He's lost in the finals the last two years. If he wins this year, he'll have completed the career slam and proven that he is definitely one of the most dominating athletes in sports today.

You can check out the full list here.



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