Best MMA Fighters Of All Time
MMA is still a relatively young sport, but its popularity is fast rising. Just like in other games, MMA is all about the players, in this case, the fighters. Now, who are the best MMA fighters of all time? It isn’t easy picking out the names in such a list keeping in mind that every fan definitely has an opinion. All in all, we have compiled a list with the best MMA fighters of all time, in no particular order.
10. Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor dubbed The Notorious is a fan and media magnet MMA fighter known for his bold moves in and out of the ring. Although he talks a lot of trash, it is arguably justified with the tremendous success he has achieved within a very short time. He has claimed both UFC Featherweight and lightweight titles to become the first MMA fighter to hold such titles simultaneously. Conor is known for his electric left punch that hits with sensational precision. No wonder, many other great MMA fighters have been given knockouts by the Notorious. His confidence and personality seems to give him an edge on the mental mind that makes him one of the best ever!
9. B.J Penn
B.J Penn nicknamed The Prodigy is one of the fastest athletes to receive a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu and the first American to take home the Jitsu Jitsu World Championship. He integrated his Jiu-Jitsu skills with boxing skills and worked exceptionally well for him. He fought anyone and won notable MMA titles like the UFC Welterweight Champion and the UFC Lightweight Champion.
8. Chuck Liddell
Chuck Liddell AKA The Iceman is one of the best fighters to ever grace the MMA. His granite chin and vicious hands worked well for him to knock great names in MMA. His ability to throw punches aggressively struck the crowd like never before. He was tactical as well and cleverly integrated his fights with leg kicks. His notable MMA title is the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.
7. Demetrius Johnson
Nicknamed the Mighty Mouse, Demetrius Johnson is a notable athlete among MMA fighters of all time. The Mighty Mouse has an amazing fighting IQ. He is known to neutralize the opponent’s game and pull himself to adapt to virtually every scenario fronted by the opponent. This has enabled him to strike and force opponents to submission in many matches. His most notable title is the UFC Flyweight Champion.
6. Matt Hughes
Matt Hughes is certainly one of the top MMA fighters of all time. The UFC hall of famer techniques easily brought most of his opponents down to their knees. He fought opponents and slammed them to ground followed by tough punches. Matt used his grappling skills pretty well to maneuver and win his ground game with ease. One of his notable wins is taking down the great St. Pierre. It is quite a shame that the only title he has in his MMA bag is the UFC Welterweight Champion.
5. Fedor Emelianenko
Before Fedor Emelianenko entered the MMA arena, he was an adored Combat Sambo Champion. Nicknamed The Last Emperor, his combat sambo skills gave him a good platform to smoothly transition to a complete MMA fighter where he won the PRIDE Heavyweight Champion. Although his body build looked a liability, his technique and talent never betrayed him against opponents. Before losing to Fabricio Werdum, Fedor had clinched a marvelous 27 successive wins!
4. Khabib Nurmagomdov
Khabib is one of the most complete fighters in MMAs history. He is known to have beaten even the big names like Conor McGregor and Dustin Porier. He broke the MMA record with a 28-0 wins! Although many would argue he hasn’t fought the real giants, time is likely to disapprove them. Khabib has the WEC Featherweight and UFC Featherweight titles on his CV already.
3. Jon Jones
Over his fighting course, Jon Jones nicknamed the Bones has displayed breathtaking skills and technique. He officially has one defeat in his record and has been dominant for a decade now. Most of the old guard have already seen his talent first hand and he is now smashing and outshining the young upcoming talents. He is still young though and has it all to navigate into the best MMA fighter in history.
2. Anderson Silver
Anderson Silva dubbed the Spider has always stood out as one of the biggest names in the MMA sport. His incredible technique characterized by clinches, knees, and elbow blows alongside counter striking placed him ahead of the rest. His boldness and talent is what propelled him the UFC Middleweight Champion crown and great wins against many renowned fighters.
1.George St. Pierre
Very few can question George St. Pirre leading the list of all-time best MMA fighters ever. Although he is widely considered as the nicest athlete, he was deadliest in the ring. Many will remember St. Pierre knocking out Michael Bisping at U.F.C 217. His physique, all-round skills, and timing technique allowed him to push opponents to the edge. Given he didn’t have any wrestling experience before, his accomplishments speak volumes of his talent!
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