Khabib Nurmagomedov named SIX legendary MMA fighters as the greatest of all time
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Khabib Nurmagomedov once revealed his SIX greatest MMA fighters of all time as he included some legendary names.
Nurmagomedov called time on his illustrious career following his victory over Justin Gaethje back in October 2020.
He walked away from the sport with a perfect 29-0 professional record, cementing his status as one of the best to ever do it.
But he refused to name himself when he listed his greatest UFC fighters of all time.
He named fellow countryman Fedor Emelianenko, Daniel Cormier, Anderson Silva as well as current stars Jon Jones, Demetrious Johnson and Henry Cejudo.
Speaking to CBS Sports, he said: "Talk about like 'oh I am the greatest of all time?' I don't know. We have Jon Jones, Fedor [Emelianenko].
"We have Demetrious Johnson, we have Henry Cejudo, we have DC [Daniel Cormier], Anderson Silva and a lot of guys.
"One of the best, maybe, but I don't want to be talking about 'I am the greatest of all time.' Honestly, like one of the best."
Emelianenko forged a stellar career in MMA, making a name for himself in Japan under the Pride banner, beating the likes of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Mirko Cro Cop and Mark Coleman, among many others.
Daniel Cormier, a teammate of Nurmagomedov, claimed UFC titles in two different divisions and boasts victories over Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Johnson.
Silva reigned over the UFC middleweight division during a legendary run at 185lbs.
Like Cormier, Cejudo also picked up UFC titles in two different divisions and recently fought for the 135lbs strap.
Johnson starred in the UFC flyweight division, making 11 defences of his title. He now plies his trade at ONE.
As for Jones, he's widely considered as the GOAT, further staking his claim after capturing the UFC heavyweight title.
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Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, Daniel Cormier, UFC