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The 25 Greatest MMA Fighters Of All Time Have Been Named And Ranked

The 25 Greatest MMA Fighters Of All Time Have Been Named And Ranked

Georges St-Pierre has been ranked the best MMA fighter of all time ahead of fellow UFC legend Jon Jones.

The 39-year-old Canadian superstar, who won championships in two different weight classes, called it time on an illustrious fighting career in 2019.

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The Plain Dealer ranked its picks for the best of the best in MMA history, with the former UFC star coming out on top.

The newspaper insisted that 'GSP' during his peak period in MMA was 'easily the greatest athlete [in] the UFC.'

And they added that St-Pierre's sensational comeback victory over Michael Bisping in 2017 was 'just the icing on the cake.'

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Jones, who has been called the MMA GOAT by UFC president Dana White, finished behind 'GSP' in second place.

The Plain Dealer said that the 33-year-old American star was "unstoppable" after his controversial DQ loss to Matt Hamill.

The newspaper explained: "He didn't just beat people. He demolished them, including seven (yes, seven!) surefire, future UFC Hall of Famers. Most of those victories coming via finishes."

Other stars that made the top 10 include Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Stipe Miocic and Amanda Nunes.

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Posted below are the 25 best MMA fighters of all time, according to The Plain Dealer.

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25. Chuck Liddell

24. Valentina Shevchenko

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23. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

22. Eddie Alvarez

21. Robbie Lawler

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20. Israel Adesanya

19. Dan Henderson

18. BJ Penn

17. Henry Cejudo

16. Matt Hughes

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15. Randy Couture

14. Frankie Edgar

13. Max Holloway

12. Dominick Cruz

11. Daniel Cormier

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10. Amanda Nunes

9. Stipe Miocic

8. Jose Aldo

7. Conor McGregor

6. Khabib Nurmagomedov

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5. Anderson Silva

4. Demetrious Johnson

3. Fedor Emelianenko

2. Jon Jones

1. Georges St-Pierre

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Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Amanda Nunes, Conor Mcgregor, Jon Jones, Fedor Emelianenko, Stipe Miocic, Anderson Silva, UFC News, MMA News, Demetrious Johnson, UFC, jose aldo, MMA, GSP, Georges St-Pierre

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]