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Khabib Nurmagomedov Reveals His Six Greatest UFC Fighters Of All Time

Khabib Nurmagomedov Reveals His Six Greatest UFC Fighters Of All Time

Khabib Nurmagomedov has listed who he thinks are the greatest fighters in UFC history and he's included some legendary names.

'The Eagle' is renowned as one of the hottest starts in modern MMA and is the reigning UFC lightweight champion.

But he's opted to not include himself on a list of the greatest to step into the octagon.

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When asked by CBS Sports' State Of Combat if he wants to go down as one of the GOATs, the 31-year-old replied:

"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.

Jon Jones is the current UFC light heavyweight champion. (Image Credit: PA)
Jon Jones is the current UFC light heavyweight champion. (Image Credit: PA)
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"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."

All of the names listed by Khabib are legends in the fight game and have won numerous championships in different weight classes between them.

It's a humble response from the undefeated Russian who has one of the biggest fights of his career on the way against Tony Ferguson.

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When asked about his plans for the fight next month he replied:

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Picks His Six Greatest UFC Fighters Of All Time

"I'll focus on [the] finish, I'm going to finish him, inshallah, second or third round."

He was also full of praise for his opponent who he labelled the real deal.

"He is the real deal, that's why I like this fight because he real challenge, a real opponent. A lot of people talk about how he can beat me. This is how you become the greatest fighter."

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Reveals His Six Greatest UFC Fighters Of All Time
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Khabib Nurmagomedov Reveals His Six Greatest UFC Fighters Of All Time

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The fight is still scheduled to go ahead despite the coronavirus pandemic.

It's been confirmed by UFC president Dana White that the fight won't go ahead at it's original venue, the Barclays Center in New York.

But White has assured fans Khabib vs Tony will not be cancelled for a fifth time.

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"So, we had possibly a couple of different venues for that fight, including Nevada," the UFC chief explained on Saturday night.

"So now the whole Nevada thing went down. We're looking for another venue.

"I hope by 10 o'clock [Sunday] morning I should have two venue options for that fight. That fight will happen. It will go on. The fans are all freaking out, but don't worry. That fight will happen."

Do you agree with Khabib's list of the UFC's greatest ever fighters?

Sound off in the comments below.

Featured Image Credit: CBS Sports/PA Images

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Jon Jones, Khabib, UFC News, list, Tony Ferguson, UFC

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