The 20 Greatest MMA Fighters Of All Time Ranked After Conor McGregor’s Controversial GOAT Thread
McGregor, 31, took to Twitter last week to reveal the best UFC fighters of all time as he sparked backlash from fellow MMA fighters.
MMA fans have now had their say on the best of the best in the combat sport by rankings fighters over at Tapology.
'GSP,' who is widely considered one of the best MMA fighters of all time, topped the rankings as fellow UFC legend Jones finished second.
McGregor, who made his sensational MMA return back in January, fell short of making the top 10 as he finished behind Matt Hughes in 12th place.
Posted below are the 20 best MMA fighters of all time, according to Tapology.
20. Amanda 'The Lioness' Nunes
19. Frankie 'The Answer' Edgar
18. Cain Velasquez
17. Max 'Blessed' Holloway
16. 'The Prodigy' BJ Penn
15. Dan 'Hendo' Henderson
14. Stipe Miocic
13. Dominick 'The Dominator' Cruz
12. 'The Notorious' Conor McGregor
11. Matt Hughes
10. Randy 'The Natural' Couture
9. Chuck 'The Iceman' Liddell
8. Jose Aldo 'Junior'
7. Khabib 'The Eagle' Nurmagomedov
6. Daniel 'DC' Cormier
5. 'The Last Emperor' Fedor Emelianenko
4. Demetrious 'Mighty Mouse' Johnson
3. Anderson 'The Spider' Silva
2. Jon 'Bones' Jones
1. Georges 'Rush' St-Pierre
Jones, 32, has since fired back at McGregor after the Irishman aimed a brutal dig over the UFC legend's failed drugs tests.
McGregor intensified his rivalry with Khabib Nurmagomedov when he explained to a fan why he snubbed the UFC star in his list.
The 31-year-old lightweight champ poked fun at McGregor by branding him the 'GOAT UFC fighter in Twitter history.'
UFC star Nate Diaz has also entered the picture and declared himself the GOAT after 'smoking the No 1 pound-for-pound and former double champ fighter.'
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