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The 20 Greatest MMA Fighters Of All Time Ranked After Conor McGregor’s Controversial GOAT Thread

The 20 Greatest MMA Fighters Of All Time Ranked After Conor McGregor’s Controversial GOAT Thread

UFC legend Georges St-Pierre has been crowned the best MMA fighter of all time after Conor McGregor's polarising GOAT thread.

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UFC legend Anderson Silva was named as McGregor's GOAT as the 'Notorious' also included 'GSP' and Jon Jones in his list.

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.

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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.

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20. Amanda 'The Lioness' Nunes

19. Frankie 'The Answer' Edgar

18. Cain Velasquez

17. Max 'Blessed' Holloway

16. 'The Prodigy' BJ Penn

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15. Dan 'Hendo' Henderson

14. Stipe Miocic

13. Dominick 'The Dominator' Cruz

12. 'The Notorious' Conor McGregor

11. Matt Hughes

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10. Randy 'The Natural' Couture

9. Chuck 'The Iceman' Liddell

8. Jose Aldo 'Junior'

7. Khabib 'The Eagle' Nurmagomedov

6. Daniel 'DC' Cormier

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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

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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.'

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Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor Mcgregor, Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, Daniel Cormier, UFC News, MMA News, Demetrious Johnson, UFC, jose aldo, MMA, chuck liddell, Georges St-Pierre

Adnan Riaz

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