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Mike Tyson asked Dana White to name the greatest fighters in UFC history, left out Khabib and Conor McGregor

Nasir Jabbar

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Mike Tyson asked Dana White to name the greatest fighters in UFC history, left out Khabib and Conor McGregor

Mike Tyson once asked Dana White to name the greatest fighters in UFC history and some big names were left out.

White joined Tyson and co-host DJ Whoo Kid on the legendary boxer's Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson podcast, where they discussed the greatest UFC fighters of all-time.

The UFC CEO was asked to name five of the best ever UFC fighters, but named SEVEN fighters as he failed to mention the likes of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor.

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However, he admitted it was a tough task as he began: "So hard to do because there have been so many great fighters... but you gotta start with Jon Jones."

'Bones' reigned over the UFC light-heavyweight division, beating the likes of Rashad Evans, Lyoto Machida, Daniel Cormier and Alexander Gustafsson during his legendary title streak. He then added a second title as he beat Ciryl Gane to become the UFC heavyweight champion.

DJ Whoo Kid put forward his list which contained Nurmagomedov and McGregor, among others.

"Those are all good ones," White replied, before picking Ronda Ronda and Amanda Nunes.

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"You got to have Amanda Nunes," he said, calling her the 'greatest female fighter of all time'.

Ronda Rousey squares off against Amanda Nunes. Image: Getty
Ronda Rousey squares off against Amanda Nunes. Image: Getty

White continued: "How do you not have Usman?"

'Iron' Mike weighed in, too, as he referred to the non-recent legends: "Think about those tough guys back in the day."

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White agreed and named former UFC light-heavyweight champion and the promotion's original poster boy Chuck Liddell as well as Royce Grace, who won UFC 1, UFC 2, UFC 3 and UFC 4.

"If you look at the different generations of people who helped take the sport to another level," continued White. "It’s hard to just pick five all-time great fighters. Matt Hughes would have to make the list... and then you look at all the different Brazilians that came up... the Pride era. It's hard to pick just five."

Featured Image Credit: Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson

Topics: Mike Tyson, Dana White, Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, UFC

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