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The 10 Greatest MMA Fighters Of This Decade Have Been Named

The 10 Greatest MMA Fighters Of This Decade Have Been Named

UFC legend Jon Jones has beaten fierce competition to be crowned the best MMA fighter of the decade.

The 32-year-old American is widely regarded as one of the best fighters in UFC history alongside fellow MMA legend Georges St-Pierre.

And MMA Junkie handed Jones the ultimate bragging rights in its rankings, saying the polarising fighter "elicits a more visceral reaction among MMA fans than perhaps anyone else to step foot in the octagon over the past decade."

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According to the publication, 'Bones' was an "easy choice" for the top pick, he is "still in his athletic prime" and he "will undoubtedly continue to break UFC records."

Behind Jones in second place was Demetrious Johnson, who "accomplished everything he did while staying true to himself."

Daniel Cormier, who has ruled out a third fight with Jones before he retires from the sport, was named the third best fighter of the decade.

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'DC,' last fought in the octagon in August when he lost the UFC heavyweight championship to Stipe Miocic at UFC 241.

But MMA Junkie said that the 40-year-old has had a "meaningful impact on two weight classes over the past 10 years."

The publication added: "He might not go down as the best ever in either division, but when combining his overall efforts, it's obvious he belongs high in the discussion of all-time greats."

UFC legends Ronda Rousey and Georges St-Pierre also landed spots in the top ten fighters of the decade.

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Posted below are MMA Junkie's ten best fighters of the decade.

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10. Max Holloway (decade record: 21-5)

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9. Jose Aldo (decade record: 12-5)

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8. Khabib Nurmagomedov (decade record: 21-0)

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7. Ronda Rousey (decade record: 12-2)

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6. Amanda Nunes (decade record: 15-3)

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5. Conor McGregor (decade record: 18-3)

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4. Georges St-Pierre (decade record: 7-0)

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3. Daniel Cormier (decade record: 21-2)

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2. Demetrious Johnson (decade record: 22-3-1)

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1. Jon Jones (decade record: 16-0)

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UFC light heavyweight champ Jones, who will return to the octagon against Dominick Reyes on 8th February at UFC 247, was also named one of the best fighters of this decade in another rankings.

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Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Amanda Nunes, Conor Mcgregor, Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier, UFC News, MMA News, Max Holloway, Demetrious Johnson, UFC, jose aldo, Ronda Rousey, MMA, 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]

 

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