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MMA And UFC Fighters Ranked From 'GOAT' To 'Not A Fighter'

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.'

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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.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA
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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.

Posted below is SPORTbible's TierMaker for MMA fighters.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

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

Credit: TierMaker
Credit: TierMaker

Featured Image Credit: TierMaker/PA

Topics: UFC News, MMA News, Sportbible, UFC

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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