Alaska – Jared Cannonier
It’s difficult to find elite athletes from the state. Curt Schilling and Carlos Boozer are two of the best athletes in state history but there’s been a deficit recently. UFC star Jared Cannonier is their best current competitor.
The heavy hitter grew up in Alaska and worked as an air traffic controller there. He then turned to combat sports. Cannonier began training in Anchorage but has traveled across the world. He’s a perennial contender in the UFC’s middleweight division (via Sportskeeda).