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Fighters Asked To Name The Best Pound-For-Pound MMA Fighter In History

Fighters Asked To Name The Best Pound-For-Pound MMA Fighter In History

UFC legend Georges St-Pierre has been named as the best pound-for-pound MMA fighter in history ahead of Jon Jones and Anderson Silva by fighters.

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MMA fighters, who represented a wide array of promotions, age groups, experience levels and countries, were asked to name the greatest MMA fighter of all time.

And most fighters gave former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion St-Pierre the top spot with 35.7% of the vote, per a survey conducted by The Athletic.

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The Canadian great is ahead of former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who received 22.2% of the vote, and former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, who received 13.5% of the vote.

Ex-UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, decorated heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko and UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov are placed fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.

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Conor McGregor, Dan Henderson, Matt Hughes and B.J Penn all received 1.2% of the vote.

The best pound-for-pound MMA fighters in history:

1. Georges St-Pierre - 35.7%

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3. Anderson Silva - 13.5%

4. Demetrious Johnson - 9.4%

5. Fedor Emelianenko - 5.3%

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6. Khabib Nurmagomedov - 2.3%

7. Conor McGregor - 1.2%

7. Dan Henderson - 1.2%

7. Matt Hughes - 1.2%

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7. B.J Penn - 1.2%

Fighters were also asked to name the best pound-for-pound MMA fighter at the moment.

Jones pipped Nurmagomedov to top spot. Johnson, Henry Cejudo, Amanda Nunes, Valentina Shevchenko, McGregor, Israel Adesanya, Patrício Freire and Daniel Cormier also earned a spot.

Topics: Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, UFC News, Fight News, UFC, MMA, Georges St-Pierre

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Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Darren Till, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.