MMA And UFC Fighters Ranked From 'GOAT' To 'Not A Fighter'
UFC legends Jon Jones and Georges St-Pierre are amongst the MMA fighters to be classed in 'GOAT' status.
SPORTbible used TierMaker to rank a handful of different MMA fighters, both past and present, from 'GOAT' status to 'not a fighter.'
Joining Jones and 'GSP' in receiving a nod for the 'GOAT' of MMA are Anderson Silva and Chuck Liddell, who recently caused a stir by suggesting he could beat boxing legend Mike Tyson in a street fight.
Below GOAT is the 'legend' tier and features the likes of UFC superstar Khabib Nurmagomedov, former two-division world champ Daniel Cormier and UFC star Nate Diaz.
SPORTbible also created a 'future legend' category and it boasts names like Israel Adesanya, Darren Till and Francis Ngannou.
Controversial as it might seem, a TierMaker wouldn't be complete without a handful of fighters landing in an 'overrated' tier.
Ronda Rousey might be widely regarded as a pioneer for women in combat sports and a UFC Hall of Famer, but brutal back-to-back defeats to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes has seen her drop into this category.
And no doubt other controversial picks that were placed in the 'overrated' tier included Conor McGregor, Brock Lesnar and Ben Askren, who announced his retirement from MMA on Monday.
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Posted below is SPORTbible's TierMaker for MMA fighters.
GOAT: Jon Jones, Georges St-Pierre, Anderson Silva, Chuck Liddell
Legend: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Nate Diaz, Daniel Cormier, Jose Aldo, Michael Bisping, Demetrious Johnson, Matt Hughes, Rampage Jackson, Randy Couture
Future Legend: Israel Adesanya, Darren Till, Francis Ngannou, Max Holloway, Zabit Magomedsharipov
Good: Nick Diaz, Henry Cejudo, Tony Ferguson, Amanda Nunes, Jorge Masvidal, Stipe Miocic, Tyron Woodley, Kamaru Usman, Cain Velasquez, Frank Mir, Tito Ortiz
Overrated: Ronda Rousey, Alistair Overeem, Brock Lesnar, Ben Askren, Jeremy Stephens, Cody Garbrandt, Ken Shamrock, Conor McGregor
Trash: Sage Northcutt, Paige VanZant, Artem Lobov, John Alessio, James Toney
Not A Fighter: CM Punk
Featured Image Credit: TierMaker/PA
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