The 50 Best Pound-For-Pound Fighters Active In MMA Have Been Named And Ranked
Khabib Nurmagomedov has been voted the best pound-for-pound MMA fighter in the world ahead of UFC legend Jon Jones.
Jones, 32, is widely regarded as one of the finest MMA fighters in history and is currently top of UFC's official pound-for-pound rankings.
But fans over at Tapology have placed 'Bones' behind UFC lightweight champ Khabib in the rankings.
Khabib, who is second on UFC's official rankings, recently climbed to the top of ESPN's pound-for-pound list at the expense of Jones.
The 31-year-old Russian star was scheduled to face rival Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 this month.
But the 'Eagle' has been forced to pull out of the event after being stuck in his native homeland due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Ferguson also made the top 10 alongside the likes of UFC stars Henry Cejudo and Israel Adesanya.
Posted below are the top 50 pound-for-pound fighters in MMA, according to fans.
50. Santiago 'Gente Boa' Ponzinibbio
49. Alistair 'The Demolition Man' Overeem
48. Nate Diaz
47. Dan 'The Hangman' Hooker
46. Cory Sandhagen
45. Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone
44. Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson
43. Thiago 'Marreta' Santos
42. Jared 'Killa Gorilla' Cannonier
41. Kelvin Gastelum
40. Patricio Pitbull
39. Jan Blachowicz
38. Darren 'The Gorilla' Till
37. Aljamain 'Funk Master' Sterling
36. Anthony 'Lionheart' Smith
35. Petr 'No Mercy' Yan
34. Curtis 'Razor' Blaydes
33. Gegard 'The Dreamcatcher' Mousasi
32. Ryan 'Darth' Bader
31. Zabit Magomedsharipov
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30. Leon 'Rocky' Edwards
29. Joseph 'The Beefcake' Benavidez
28. Brian 'T-City' Ortega
27. Douglas 'The Phenom' Lima
26. 'The Korean Zombie' Chan Sung Jung
25. Deiveson 'Deus da Guerra' Figueiredo
24. Jose Aldo 'Junior'
23. 'Magic' Marlon Moraes
22. Jorge 'Gamebred' Masvidal
21. Yoel 'Soldier of God' Romero
20. Justin 'The Highlight' Gaethje
19. Dominick 'The Devastator' Reyes
18. Paulo 'The Eraser' Costa
17. Colby 'Chaos' Covington
16. Tyron 'The Chosen One' Woodley
15. Francis 'The Predator' N'Gannou
14. Robert 'The Reaper' Whittaker
13. 'The Notorious' Conor McGregor
12. Dustin 'The Diamond' Poirier
11. Alexander 'The Great' Volkanovski
10. Max 'Blessed' Holloway
9. Demetrious 'Mighty Mouse' Johnson
8. Daniel 'DC' Cormier
7. Kamaru 'The Nigerian Nightmare' Usman
6. Israel 'The Last Stylebender' Adesanya
5. Tony 'El Cucuy' Ferguson
4. Henry 'The Messenger' Cejudo
3. Stipe Miocic
2. Jon 'Bones' Jones
1. Khabib 'The Eagle' Nurmagomedov
You can view the MMA fighters that finished outside of the top 50 over at Tapology.
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