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The 35 Greatest MMA Fighters Of All Time Have Been Ranked Based On 'Accomplishments In All Divisions'

The 35 Greatest MMA Fighters Of All Time Have Been Ranked Based On 'Accomplishments In All Divisions'

Georges St-Pierre has fended off fierce competition from Jon Jones to be named the best MMA fighter of all time based on his accomplishments in all divisions.

The 39-year-old UFC legend, who retired from combat sports in 2019, is widely considered one of the best MMA fighters of all time.

And Fight Matrix placed 'GSP' at the top of the pile with an incredible 30,748 points, which were awarded through its ranking system.

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The publication pointed out that longevity at or near the top of the division does play a 'huge role in where a fighter is ranked.'

Fight Matrix also added that very few 'extreme cases of past-prime bad performances' have been omitted from the rankings.

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According to the MMA website, divisional strength is another significant factor in amassing all-time ranking points.

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Fighters' head-to-head records don't have a major impact on the rankings like other factors, but they do 'have a minor, but direct effect.'

Current light heavyweight champ Jones finished second behind 'GSP.'

Posted below are Fight Matrix's 35 all-time best MMA fighters based on their accomplishments in all divisions.

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35. Mauricio Rua (5,622 points)

34. TJ Dillashaw (5,740 points)

33. Dominick Cruz (6,483 points)

32. Vitor Belfort (6,564 points)

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31. Rafael dos Anjos (6,614 points)

30. Quinton Jackson (6,641 points)

29. Ben Henderson (6,685 points)

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28. Junior dos Santos (6,710 points)

27. Tito Ortiz (6,780 points)

26. Eddie Alvarez (6,854 points)

25. Robbie Lawler (6,895 points)

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24. Fabricio Werdum (7,031 points)

23. Tyron Woodley (7,105 points)

22. Khabib Nurmagomedov (7,187 points)

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21. Cain Velasquez (7,281 points)

20. Chuck Liddell (7,412 points)

19. Chris Weidman (7,611 points)

18. Lyoto Machida (7,612 points)

17. Wanderlei Silva (7,782 points)

16. Urijah Faber (7,879 points)

15. Stipe Miocic (7,962 points)

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14. Max Holloway (8,286 points)

13. Frankie Edgar (8,443 points)

12. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (9,687 points)

11. Daniel Cormier (10,074 points)

10. Randy Couture (10,554 points)

9. Dan Henderson (10,797 points)

8. BJ Penn (10,833 points)

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7. Demetrious Johnson (10,957 points)

6. Matt Hughes (17,649 points)

5. Fedor Emelianenko (18,308 points)

4. Anderson Silva (18,551 points)

3. Jose Aldo (20,065 points)

2. Jon Jones (25,696 points)

1. Georges St-Pierre (30,748 points)

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Topics: UFC News, MMA News, UFC, MMA

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]