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Rousey is the first ever female fighter for UFC — having two wins lasting 15 seconds. From that alone, there’s no wonder why the 28-year-old was put in the top spot by Buisness Insider for being the most dominant athlete alive. Even in her first five UFC fights, she was the only opponent to finish the first round without getting knocked out. In her upcoming HBO special, she breaks it all down. Rousey has given rise to women’s MMA by making it a vital counterpart of UFC, which was unheard of almost five years ago. This just goes to show you that hard work truly pays off.
Coming in at 11 on the most dominant athletes alive list from Business Insider is the Texan, J.J. Watt. Missing out on the 2014 MVP won’t stop him from doing his thing on the field. Watt ended his season with 78 tackles, 20.5 sacks, and returned an interception for a touchdown. He’s one of the most versatile players — catching three offensive touchdowns. NFL player Ernie Conwell says, “He would be an absolute nightmare to deal with on offense if he was out there full-time.” We’ve got to wonder what to expect next season with this talented athlete.
Everyone loves to hate Money Mayweather, especially after his unanimously decided win against Manny Pacquiao. Business Insider gave Floyd the 14th spot. He’s a talented athlete who also beat Marcos Maidana twice in 2014. Now that he’s 38, The Champ doesn’t fight that often, especially against big compeition, but he’s been undefeated since the 1996 Olympics. Not many athletes can say that.