UFC fighter tops list of "most dominant athletes alive"

Ronda Rousey

No athlete is the best in their sport by a wider margin than Ronda Rousey, argues Business Insider.

The American news website has compiled its list of the 50 most dominant athletes alive across all sports. It doesn’t reveal what metrics, if any, are employed to arrive at their conclusions, but the UFC’s first female fighter tops the chart after winning her two bouts this year in an average of 15 seconds.

Even in a disappointing season by his standards, LeBron James makes number two on the list. BI’s argument: "The Cavs won 20 more games than they did without him last year. The Heat won 18 fewer games than they did without him this year. Wherever he goes, he takes 50-win seasons with him."

Serena Williams is at 3 - "when she’s healthy, she’s unbeatable - while Cristiano Ronaldo (4) beats Lionel Messi (7).

The emergence of Jordan Spieth probably damagaed Rory McIlroy’s "dominance" quotient, but he still makes number 12.

Europeans on the list: Ronaldo, McIlroy, Novak Djokovic (9), Nadine Kessler (24), Manuel Neuer (27), Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (30), Martina Sáblíková (36), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (43), Katinka Hosszu (44) and Lewis Hamilton (45) and Renaud Lavillenie (47).


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