Becoming a champion in mixed martial arts requires a level of dedication and toughness not seen in any other sport. MMA has seen its fair share of great fighters over the years, but only a handful of them will be remember forever. These are the seven greatest MMA fighters of all time.
McGregor took the UFC by storm with his aggressive fighting style and over-the-top personality. This outlandish personality earned him a huge following, but it was also his undoing. Focusing on fame kept McGregor from reaching his full potential.
The first UFC Flyweight Champion held the belt for 2,142 straight days. With his 17 career finishes, Johnson proved that small fighters can be just as dangerous and exciting inside the octagon as the big guys.
Fedor was dominating mixed martial arts long before UFC made the sport a worldwide phenomenon. He could end a fight in an instant with one kick to the head or a submission hold, which led Fedor to an impressive 27-fight winning streak early in his career.
No one has held a UFC title as long as Anderson Silva. His 2,457-day reign as UFC Middleweight Champion included 16 straight wins. This is still the longest winning streak in company history.
Khabib is currently the only fighter in UFC history to retire with an undefeated record. He was well on his way to shattering every record in the sport before suddenly retiring at the age of 32 with a perfect 29-0 record. He has also held the UFC Lightweight Championship longer than anyone else.
Jon Jones’ name is all over the UFC record books. He rose to stardom by becoming the youngest champion in company history. Jones has more title fight wins than anyone in the sport, and he could have a lot more if it was not for some personal issues. Since his one loss was a disqualification, he still has not been beaten by an opponent.
Georges St-Pierre is easily the most athletically gifted fighter in MMA history. He absolutely dominated the welterweight division during his career. He then returned after a four-year absence to immediately win the UFC Middleweight Championship in his professional debut in the weight class.