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Sports Illustrated announced it's 50 Fittest Athletes this week, and seven UFC superstars nabbed themselves a spot. The list, which is divided up between males and females, feature professional athletes from around the world.

The UFC men named are:

  • Jon Jones (4)
  • Demetrious Johnson (17)
  • Conor McGregor (39)

Also notable non UFC athletes named were Jordan Burroughs (8), the reigning Olympic 74 kg freestyle wrestling champion as well as boxer Gennady Golovkin (12) and WWE star Seth Rollins (24).

The women upstaged the boys with four total athletes named:

  • Holly Holm (9)
  • Ronda Rousey (19)
  • Michelle Waterson (26)
  • Miesha Tate (30)

Also recognized was boxing prodigy Claressa Shields (7), WWE starlite Ashley Fliehr, AKA Charlotte (24), and Judo Olympic Gold medalist Kayla Harrison (31).

The list was compiled by a panel of trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, performance experts, pro athlete coaches and editors of the famed sports publication.


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