Best MMA Fighters Ever

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The Top Ten

1
Fedor Emelianenko
Quite simply in his prime I never saw a heavyweight that moved like Fedor. People either don't know or forget that he beat all of the best heavyweights at the time. To me he is the best pound-for-pound of all time. I know that people always love to point to Anderson Silva, but when you look at the competition that he's faced in the middleweight division, his body of work is far less impressive than Fedor's. Yes, you can say that Silva has fought all of the top middleweights, but before being knocked out in his last fight because he clowned around, his toughest opponents were probably Sonnen, Henderson, and Franklin. As far as Henderson, if that fight had been fought at light heavy instead of middleweight I think you would have seen a much different outcome. Henderson was past his prime and was beginning to have trouble cutting weight for that divison. He is a much stronger at light heavy. Franklin probably couldn't beat a top 10 opponent in light heavy, while Sonnen is yet to prove that he can maintain a top ten spot in lightheavy. Yes, he beat Shogun, but Shogun has been erratic at best since losing the title. The truth is that if Silva or Jon Jones moved to heavyweight and had to deal with strikers that were on the same level such as Dos Santos and Velasquez, they would get beaten badly.
Yeah! Good to see fedor getting some credit for once. Maybe not now, but in his prime nobody was touching fedor. Hope he has a comeback and be the best again.
Fedor Emelianenko is quite simply the greatest of all time, not ripped or anything and he still whooped ass. The thing is he didn't trash talk hell he barely smiled and that's what scared most people how he stayed so calm, it's just purely amazing how dominating he is. But no matter how big you are you will win some and lose some, kind of like Michael Jordan didn't win every single game or make every shot he shot, but he did enough to show everyone he is the greatest of all time and that's how I feel Fedor is, he lost some everybody has just everybody uses those couple loses against him, give him a break he went 30 wins and no losses he is the greatest mma fighter of all time
[Newest]One if not the greatest fighters of all time! Fedor is my greatest inspiration in studying MMA. LONG LIVE THE LAST EMPEROR!
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2Anderson Silva
There is no doubt Silva is the best pound for pound fighter to have ever competed in mixed martial arts. The reason is very simple:
He has a huge reach advantage over any opponent;
His defense reflexes are superb;
His has heavyweight power;
His hands are super fast;
He's proven to be a great grappler when neccessary
But most of all, he's an amazing strategist and too good at taking his opponents out of their game plans.

When you have such a great fighter competing, numbers mean nothing (or do they? )...
He wins his fights with ease, sometimes it looks like his opponents are in slow motion. His strikes land with laser precision and power, his submissions are excellent and his conditioning is always top notch.
Fedor can only be 2nd to Silva. Silva is the number one ranked fighter since like 2006, and that is official, and acording to all MMA intelectuals Anderson Silva will go down as the greatest Fighter in MMA history, yes Gracie was good, but when he was around no one had any skill, set they did'nt know jiu jitsu or muay thai, everyone does now, Gracie vs Silva at thier best, Silva wins tko in the first round. Fedor vs Silva, Silva wins by tko in the 2nd round, or unanimous decision.

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[Newest]Don't like him that much and I still think he is the best pound for pounder of all time.

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3George St. Pierre
I thought one person might stand a chance against GSP, which was Anthony Johnson. But now since I saw him get beat by Koscheck I don't think there is anyone in his weight class rite now that can beat him and I believe he will hold his title as long as he god wills.
Best and most technical fighter who trains his butt off to get to where he is now

FresnoMMA

Very technical, explosive and smart fighter. He should be number 1. He is the Muhammad ali of ufc
[Newest]Best that ever was.

4Randy Couture
The Natural doens't walk away from fights, he goes to the most challenging fights, championship fights, tournmant fights, inerium championship fights, and number one contender fights. Randy is the best in the world ever because he is all said and done, he's retired. He is also the most dominate UFC heavyweight fighter ever, and the smartest fighter ever.
He deserves the number 1 spot. They don't call him THE NATURAL for nothing. He may be an underdog in his early career, but you won't see this guy give up. The greatest fighter isn't the one with the best fight record, it is the one with the biggest heart.

aeromaxx777

THE MOST DEDICATED ATHLETE I EVER MET. WHEN HE AND HIS FAMILY USED TO COME OVER FOR SUPPER BACK IN THE LATE 80'S, THEY WOULD SHOW UP AND 5 MINUTES LATER, RANDY WOULD TOO... HE WOULD RUN THE 6 MILES.

5Chuck Liddell
I would rank Chuck as number 3, this is because he possesses a true heart of a warrior, he always bangs, he would go out there and have a slug fest with any man who has ever lived. And he did have the UFC's best winstreak before Silva came along. He might not be the best technical fighter in the world, but he is not worst by a longshot either. The iceman always brings the fight, he will always give the people a spectacular show, and pretty much single handedly brought MMA and UFC in particular out of the dark underground and into the bright lights. And Dana White recognizes this.
Chuck Liddell should be top 2 or 3 he brought MMA to its place he is a warrior. in 2004 he started in King of the Cage and then retired from King of the Cage in 2010

6Royce Gracie
Singlehandedly revolutionized the sport of MMA. Son of a legendary jiujitsu master Helio Gracie. He also paved the way for today's fighter's especially fighters like Anderson Silva who is a Gracie Jiujitsu student. He was so dominant, they had to change the rules and forbade the wearing of gi's and shirts because it was making people submit too often. His only flaw was that he wasn't the best striker but there is no question he is one of if not the best ever in ground fighting. 19 total fights, 14 wins, 2 losses, 3 draws, 2 KO's, 2 by decision, 12 submits.
Without Royce and Gracie Jiu Jitsu, there is no UFC. The start of Ultimate Fighting was based on : "What fighting discipline is the best". Royce beat unknown contestants, sometimes several in a night, without studying videos or getting info from others. MMA evolved ONLY because of Royce. You can't discredit his skills against present day fighters, because without him, there would be no MMA.
C'mon Royce Gracie Was so good at fighting they have to change the rules of fighting! Cause he won to often and quick!.. I can't believe he's not in first or 2nd place.. He could won any of above! Easy! And people know its true
[Newest]Changed the world, no one joins mma w/out learning ji jitsu because of this guy & his family.

7Matt Hughes
The legend that is Matt Hughes... Other fighters will never be able to get out of his shadow. He truly defines the MMA sport. He's fights are legendary. Truly an American Legend.
He is the greatest plain and simple
Look back at the start of Matt career, big slams and TKO's

8Antonio Nogueira
Technical fighter with a great gound game

9Jay Dee B.J. Penn
BJ penn is an absolute BEAST of a fighter. GSP takes his opponent down and leave him there for the rest of the fight making his fights predicatble. BJ Penn beats the living hell out of his oponents both standing up and on the ground. At the end of the fight, he is perfectly fine while his oponent is a bloody mess with all hope lost.

He should be way on the top.

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Best LW EVER. PERIOD. Had the lw belt and held the ww belt. Uses his bjj to keep the fight standing.
The greatest lighter weights fighter to ever live ( meaning lightweight to featherweight )

10Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic
Maybe the best striker in mma history people forget how good he was in pride and also has the most brutal kicks ever a true legend
Without any questions, he had some of the best KO s I had ever seen, just remember the one vs Alex. Emelianenko or wanderlei silva. His left kick was awesome
After fedor, better tham alexander. Better than silva.

The Contenders

11Cain Velasquez
One of the best heavyweight fighters today.
What?! He should be no. 1! He's the best on this list
He could beat anyone on this list
[Newest]Cain Velasquez is deserves 1 No.

12Jon Jones
He's got this in his blood man. He was born a top 5 athlete. His brother has a Super Bowl Ring and he's a Champion. He's a top 10 fighter of all time already.
Jon... The best fighter in the world,

13Quinton Rampage Jackson
Rampage is a great fighter don't get me wrong but he is not in the top ten he lost to wonderla silva twice I don't see him on this list he isn't top ten never will be your just dumb

14B.J. Penn
Very good at 155 but there are alota guys at that weight who pos a threat.
Penn is a legend

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15Wanderlei Silva
In my opinion he is one of the greatest strikers in mma history
Fought heaveyweights light heaveyweights beat quinton jackson twice Vale Tudo Champ Pride Champ 4for five years Pride Grand Prix Champ Watch he's fights watch who he's beat
Top three for sure

16Bas Rutten
He defined the future of MMA in his career with unstoppable striking and developing one of the best ground games ever. His counter punching was target focused. Meaning he was striking to hit vital body parts and not just striking to get points.
beat frank shamrock in pancrace, former ufc heavyweight champion beat koshaka

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Bas Rutten fought many great fighters in his prime and left us with some great highlight reels. Bas is one of the true icons of MMA, and is today widely known as a commentator for UFC and for the UFC video game franchise.

17Jose Aldo
What kind of smoke you are taking? Aldo deserves atlst on the top ten, better than gsp yes I love bj penn but aldo.. he is the best. Second to anderson silva

18Junior dos Santos
Great Striker, medium wrestler and a tough chin. Worth the show! He lays waste to most of his opponents.

The best boxer in the mma, the best punches and well targered, all victories by knowout, well almos

19Josh Barnett

20Rickson Gracie
Rickson not being number 1 on everyone's list shows the lack of intelligence and limited exposure to the fighters beyond about a 5 yr period. The man never lost. Over 400 fights without a loss. Who can even imagine something like that. Royce was proclaimed the greatest fighter in the world after UFC 2 in the post fight interview. Royce laughed and said, my brother Rickson is a lot better than me. Come on people 16th behind people like kimbo slice. That is an insult.
Completely dominated the sport in his prime. Royce was ranked # 7 in the Gracie family. Rickson was ranked#1. Royce was just better known in the U.S. rickson was known internationally as the best!
THE best fighter in the history of mma! If any of you guys knew mma before 5 years ago you would know and respect the name RICKSON!

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