Top Ten Best Fighters of All Time

The Top Ten

1 Bruce Lee Bruce Lee Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong American martial artist, action film actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do.

Too many people remember bruce lee as the guy who took on 10-15 guys but only one at a time and only choreographed at that,
But lets see past his movie work, the mans mindset was not of I'm going to smash your face in like some of today's fighters" his mindset was IF you can smash my face in" I Will openly shake your hand" BUT? WHEN I smash your face in I hope you are capable of shaking mine? There was no if in his mindset, like any great fighter he visually saw his opponent defeated before it began, now this level of thinking was increased by how ridiculously fit and powerfully he trained, I mean dam the man was a machine, at 9 0r 10 stone in weight he could send an 18 stone plus guy reeling backwards 15 feet by hitting him with his now famous 1 inch punch, not with a haymaker full swing but just one inch" look at it this way if he could do that at one inch what the hell could he do with a full on snap or reverse punch? Because even from a distance away his ...more

I don't know if he's the best fighter but definitely ahead of his time in terms of martial arts.

People need to put their hate towards him aside and realize that he was an amazing fighter especially for his size. Many people who had lived during his time have all said that there is no doubt he is one of the greatest fighters they had seen.

The fact that people have to compare people like Fedor to Bruce Lee just proves that Bruce has obviously made his mark in the world of martial arts.

Let's put aside our views and agree that he was an extremely talented martial artists.

I Agree completely. For him, size didn't matter, because in a fight on the street there are no classifications of weight, height, or age. Last man standing wins. What is so incredible is they had to slow his footage down in the movies, because he was so fast. He is a guy that comes around every 500-600 years, and thank goodness I experience his works while he was alive. I heard an interview with one of the Gracie's and he made a really interesting point. He said we all compare fighters against Bruce in the early 70's. what if he would not have passed? Where would he have taken martial arts today? Say what you want, I am a coach and all things being constant, the person who wins is the fastest, and no one was faster and more powerful than he.

People like to talk smack about bruce lee just like they do about so many of the best. Comparing Lee and his skills to many of these other people is silly and pointless. It's like comparing a real soldier to a police officer. He trained to win, and win fast, and win without getting hurt. To do that you can't be using an MMA mindset or moves. The whole point to his personally created method was efficiency. He didn't have to be bigger or bench more weight because he could strike and be away again before his opponents, period. It's that simple. That said, there are those today who may have given him a run for his money - Tony Jaa, Li, Chan, and probably others - sadly we'll never know.

Check this out. I knew the guy who cut Bruce Lee's hair back in the day, and me and my cousins asked him for a story that was never written in any books about Bruce. He told us about the day he met Bruce at his Melrose studio back in the late 60's. Check this out, I have talked to a lot of fighters over the years and have read a few books on Bruce Lee's life, but I have never heard anything as crazy as what Joe told me and my cousins. When he walked into the studio, Bruce was demonstrating the one-inch punch with his students. Joe laughed when he witnessed this and Bruce stopped the entire class and asked Joe, "What is so funny? ". Joe replied back to Bruce saying that was a neat trick, which he would later regret saying. Bruce looked at him and said " You think my art is a trick? ". He then yelled at one of his students in Chinese and the student grabbed a big thick book from the bookcase in the studio. He gave the book to Bruce who then threw the book at Joe. Joe ...more - badcoach

Bruce may only be matched by his teacher IP Man and even then I don't know. The world lost big time when he passed away he was a man of many talents and master to them all

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2 Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali (January 17th 1942 - June 3rd 2016) was an American former professional boxer . He was generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the history of the sport.

He's probably the worlds best known boxer, he's the greatest thinker, the greatest mover, the GREATEST BOXER

Muhammad Ali weighed nearly 100 pounds more than Bruce Lee and was the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time. Weight and size give so much of an advantage in fighting, that's why there are weight classes. We're talking about 2 of the most skilled fighters of all time, however one has a enormous advantage of being nearly 100lbs heavier.

Bruce lee was the best fighter who ever lived. He never said Ali would beat him. A book has basically implied he thought that with no evidence. I think they were just trying to bring Lee down a pedestal as Lees confidence and self belief was unbearable at times to some people.

It has been suggested by many people that Lee believed he would beat anyone including Ali in a real fight.

So yes, Bruce lee is the best fighter who ever lived. No change there.

He is a great fighter

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3 Jet Li Jet Li Li Lianjie, better known by his English stage name Jet Li, is a Chinese film actor, film producer, martial artist, and wushu champion who was born in Beijing.

Jet li is the best in wushu and he is popular for his speed

First of all Jet li is better than chan, norris, the person in places 5, and 6 too. In fact he comes second, right after bruce lee. Not to mention jet li is the second greatest all time. Also UFC fighters are no match for Lee and Li

I think Jet Li is one of the greatest fighters alive he remind of another bruce lee that he was that dam good he is the best in wushu fighting even though in the movie wjen he fought jackie chan they were about a tie but if I think if they got into a real fight I think jet li would put a hurting on jackie chan but don't get me wrong jackie chan is a bad man he put a lot of beating on people but I don't think he would beat jet li but I think jet li should at least on number 3 on this list because chuck norris is not even close to be as good as jet li I don't even think chuck is better then jackie chan if jet li and chuck norris fought jet li would kill chuck no problem muhammad ali is a good fighter but he just a boxer jet li would destory him but I think jet li should be number 3 on this list and they should change it

Jet li no doubt the best in all of the world. I read his childhood story and from that struggle he became a true champ. He is best fighter the world has ever seen.

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4 Mike Tyson Mike Tyson Michael Gerard Tyson (born June 30, 1966) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005. He reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title at 20 years, four months and 22 days old.

In his prime he had speed, power and a killer instinct. He would destroy opponents. If his personal life had not fallen appart he would have amassed many more KO wins. If you could travel in time and take any fighter from their prime I don't think any fighter could have withstood Tysons power, speed and fury - probably.

Baddest man on the planet

Look up Mike Tyson's old sparring videos, back in the 90s, Mr. Mike was a knockout champ, with great speed, accuracy and aggression. There was nothing stopping him.

Iam her biggest fan in the hole world fighters he is best then all

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5 Jackie Chan Jackie Chan Chan Kong-sang known professionally as Jackie Chan, is a Hong Kong martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer.

When I say the best fighters, I don't pick fighters who was the most strongest. I believe there were more deadlier fighters than Bruce lee, it is just we just don't know (he was influential though). Jackie Chan had courage which many people can't show any more which we could see from the bloopers in the end credits. He also did the best "fixed fight" of all time. I don't like fight scene with technology. He also had talents in other category like singing and directing. Jackie Chan isn't the best, isn't the greatest but he should be deserved to be the #1 on this list.

he is amazing and funny! his movies are so good to watch! and his skills are impeccable - robertoantonioortuso

Jackie Chan done fight with a fanny style. His stunt is amazing and risky. His fighting skill is impressive

Jackie Chan is awesome!

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6 Chuck Norris Chuck Norris Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris is an American martial artist, actor, film producer and screenwriter. He was born in March 10, 1940, in Ryan, OK. He is famous for mostly starring in western and action movies.

I don't believe that Chuck Norris could have beaten Bruce Lee. Chuck Norris is deceiving himself, if he thinks that he could defeat Bruce Lee in a professional fight. Bruce Lee would take Chuck Norris to school and back again.

Chuck Norris threw a grenade and killed 50 people, then it exploded

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People forget that chuck Norris was the worlds raining martial arts fighter for 5 years in the 70s, much better than anyone on this list

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7 Fedor Emelianenko Fedor Emelianenko Fedor Vladimirovich Emelianenko is a Russian heavyweight mixed martial artist, sambist, and judoka, currently competing for Rizin Fighting Federation.

Best fighter to climb into any arena. Undefeated 10 years against top competition at the time. Decisively won or finished all his fights. Defeated a number of former champions (UFC, Pride, Rings etc)

Awesome in every sense of the fight game. Explosive and takes punishment. No one in his time could beat him including the Spider.

Well...This list is stupid. The fact than Fedor, Jon Jones, Mighty Mouse, BJ, GSP, Anderson Silva, Daniel Cormier, Kabib, Stipe (10th room for error) are not the top 10 but 4 actors, 2 boxers (great at their single art), Bruce Lee (respect to him) Bruce Lee's teacher whose experience was surpassed by Lee are shows how smooth brained the internet can truly be...

Heavyweight fighter with a legitimate ground game, that alone puts him over everyone else on this list. He is too big for Silva, can take all of the Traditional Martial Arts fighters down, and crush their face like Minotauro's (I wonder if Bruce Lee ever perfected his sprawl), and could definitely submit top boxers like Ali, who was struggling against Inoki, and Mike Tyson, who would have the position as second best fighter on this list. Sure; Ali was a better boxer, but in a fight I'd take the guy who is knocking people down with hooks to the head, rather than the man who can keep his distance with the jab for 10 rounds. Makes for a good boxer; Not a great fighter, who fights in realitiy rather than the ruleset or container of a boxing ring.

But I digress; Fedor Emelianenko.

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8 Yip Man

I heard from a reliable source that yip man had a record of 40 fights undefeated..he once really beaten a world known boxer..his speed and style is unmatched and he is untouchable even when he was older..I believe what he practiced was a special shaolin wing chun style mixed with tai chi and other moves..he was perfect in his fights and an is silly to compare between him and UFC fighters because we didn't see the actual for me I would bet that yip man is a winner in any fight.

He could beat anyone, like everyone knows that. He was the master of bruce lee (who for some reason above him) but he taught bruce lee, and when he was learning he went away for some time and then came back after learning a new type of wing chun but was rejected by his own master but then it proved to be the better one. You can't beat this guy, he beat the best boxer in the world (at the time) and he was only partially injured with a black eye, he survived the war because he was a master of martial arts and he beat the Japanese general who could easily beat three martial arts masters in a matter of secconds.

To beat somebody you have to be able to hit them or hold them, good luck with Yip Man. This is the man who not only trained Bruce Lee, but his fighting style was copied and adopted by many of the best known martial art disciplines.
Not saying he was the best fighter ever known, but would be very hard to touch him let alone beat him.
Shame he wasn't around in his prime when Bruce was discovered.

Yip man has never lost a fight not to forget that he taught Bruce lee he was able to fight while being force fasted and he might even be quicker than Bruce lee I love Muhmed Ali but Yip man would beat him

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9 Anderson Silva Anderson Silva Anderson da Silva (born April 14, 1975) is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a former UFC Middleweight Champion and had the longest title reign in UFC history at 2,457 days. This started in 2006 and ended in 2013 and included more.

Bruce lee is an amazing fighter but Anderson Silva could probably beat him at full potential yes Bruce lee was almost super human he is close to limits of strength punches with a ton of force and bench pressed 500lbs he was fast ran over 20mph and hit and dodged 45 mph Anderson Silva could possibly outmatch him in speed and he is more durable because Bruce lee had smaller bone density plus usually a record for everything also gets broken every 30 years no matter how much of a legend that person was also Anderson is the ufc champion and Pro boxers like Muhammad Ali and mike Tyson are gifted but pro mma fighters have advantages because of there all around fighting skills and styles

I saw that Bisping beat him in 2016, but it seems Bisping was on a really hot streak during that time. From what I can find in terms of historical success, Silva is consistently dominating for a fairly respectable reign.

Plus, looking at the guys ranked 1-8, this isn't a skill-based list, it's a fanboy/hollywood list, apparently. Pretty boys can look bad-ass, and they have endurance, too, for their career. Especially stunt men, they can take punches. But to win a fight? There's a very real element of application that fighting actors and stuntmen don't utilize the way professional fighters do, but of course, that's all just my opinion

Best ever in his prime. Him or Jon Jones

Best thus far and will be for a while, no one is currently at his level. I don't see anyone else on this list worthy of Greatest fighter of all time other than him and Bruce Lee.

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10 Tony Jaa

His is unique skills in muay boran, he is the best fighter of our generation

This guy here is a strong and a stylish fighter than all

He has ancient muay boran's techniques which makes him more powerful and sharp besides having a fast thinking against his opponents move.

He is my favourite hero

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The Contenders

11 Scott Adkins

He is best fighter. He must tied with world's no. 1& 2 fighters lee & fedor. He is no.3 fighter for me

Scott Adkins is the most complete fighter in the world. He has skills, muscles and technique. I think He is the most complete fighter in the world now in the 21 century. Sriously, do you think Scott Adkins should be this far behind?

Scott Adkins should at least be in the number three spot in the world, he is also a real fighter. I agree with the people who think that he is one of the top ranked fighters.

Deserves to be higher for sure. - truckturner

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12 Brock Lesnar Brock Lesnar Brock Edward Lesnar is an American professional wrestler and former amateur wrestler, professional American football player, and mixed martial artist who is currently signed to WWE.

Not the greatest fighter, however he definitely is the guy who has worked hard. He is massive and has accomplished a lot in his career despite going through illness etc. NCAA Champion, UFC heavyweight champion plus (despite scripted) is a Champion in professional wrestling. Headlined 4 out of the 6 highest PPV events, two of them are the top two. Plus moves around the cage/ring like a light heavyweight guy

Brock lesnar is true fighter even after going through serious illness he has regained 80% or more strength the workout he follows is something not every many can do it he has proved the world he can crush anyone and also bad things happen to good people who stand in ring against him

Brock lesnar is the beast he's a freak of nature

You have to be the 1 number person

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13 Jon Jones Jon Jones Jonathan Dwight "Jon" Jones is an American mixed martial artist and current interim UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.

the best

Unbeaten, Incredible fight IQ, longest reach, champ at wrestling and striking, the GOAT of fighting with his personal mission to be the "best ever".

Unbeaten in the octagon, 1 loss on his record which was a very debatable disqualification. He hasn't reached his prime and has destroyed some of the greatest legends in mma. He's a REAL proven fighter unlike the majority of these actors on the list.

Why is jet li, Jackie chan and other actors ahead of this guy haha I would smash them

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14 Floyd Mayweather Jr. Floyd Mayweather Jr. Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. is an American former professional boxer and current boxing promoter. more.

Greatest ring actor

He is The best

How is he ahead of Rocky Marciano? Marciano never ducked fights - Sabbath

I don't like him. But he's good in the ring. Not sure about outside the ring!

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15 Don "The Dragon" Wilson

We don't need words for the don

You suck

Rilly is the best


16 Georges St-Pierre Georges St-Pierre

True MMA fans know who the goat truly is. Georges st Pierre was the best that ever was pound for pound in MMA. Casual fans prefer theatrics compared to skill so will look past any real martial artist and prefer actors who were good at some martial arts like Bruce Lee. Name me one of his conquests that prove he was so great? How about can crushers like Fedor or worse yet, can crushers who are one dimensional like Anderson silva. Ridiculous list. Georges St. Pierre was truly a level above everyone.

The fact that georges st pierre is not even in the top 3 let alone the top ten is beyond me. This guy didn't just beat his opponents he absolutely dominated them he and given the high caliber of opponents that he had faced it is remarkable how bad he made them look! (also this list is for best fighters not actors the inclusion of people like jet li on this list is baffling)

Hey nobody really got to see the fight with silva who is known as the best until chris weidman knocked him out the first time and how silva broke his leg by kicking him in the second encounter but not taking anything away from silva but George st Pierre proved himself time and time again with his take downs which anderson silva isn't really good at defending but as for street fighting at Pierre would superman punch bruce lee than take him down also in a street fighter

GSP is one of the best Athletes of all time. He got great skills and is one of the best fighters, his style is kind of perfect!
hands down

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17 Conor McGregor Conor McGregor Conor Anthony McGregor (born 14 July 1988) is an Irish professional mixed martial artist and boxer. He is the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight and lightweight champion. more.

Conor mcgregor is easily the biggest star in the UFC today, he should be number 1 on this list with Jon Jones a close second. Mcgregor is the only fighter in UFC history to hold 2 world championship belts at 2 different weights, there is also a good chance he could go up to welterweight and become the 3 weight world champ. This is not a serious list it is obviously made by people that know nothing about 1 on 1 unarmed combat, half the people are actors and the other half are boxers not fighters. There should be no boxer on this list apart from maybe Mike Tyson as he could knock u out with 1 punch on the way in, I laugh at Floyd Mayweather being on this list lol could u imagine him fighting Conor mcgregor in a real fight it would be over in seconds. Steven Segal that's so funny, just so people know Aikido don't work in a real fight! Out of our actors I have a huge amount of respect for Chuck Norris especially as he has a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu which is worth more than all ...more

Conor is a much better fighter than chuck norris and many other Hollywood actors stated in the top 30 list. I think he should be in the top 4.He has great accuracy and he's a complete fighter who covers many aspects of unarmed combat. Floyd and manny are the greatest 145 pound boxers in history but conor is a complete fighter who has dominated pure unarmed combat and so I believe he should be ahead of both of them.He also has awesome speed, precision, timing and reflexes. Most probably the greatest mma fighter in history.

He should be at the top 10.. He is definitely better than Jet Li and all those Hollywood bull. Look at his stance, his balance, his accuracy. He is not like all those typical mma fighters. His style and his thinking is different.

BEST FIGHTER EVER except bet by floyd mayweather but he's RETIRED well at least I think!

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18 Chuck Liddell Chuck Liddell Charles David "Chuck" Liddell (born December 17, 1969) is an American mixed martial artist and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. He has an extensive striking background in Kempo, Karate, and Kickboxing, as well as a grappling background in collegiate wrestling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. A professional more.

Chuck Liddell in his prime was the best mma fighter of all time the power the way he sucks guys in and then just ends it. I believe chuck liddel in his prime a long with fedor and bas rutten are the best mma fighters to have ever lived coture is over rated, silva is scared, henderson gets everything handed to him on a plate no way he beat edger, cruz isn't hungry, jones is the only decent champion in the ufc today yet look at all the people calling him out and a failed fighter in cheal sonnen gets the shot good on matchmakers you know the fans. And what about this nick diaz and a title shot id fight nick diaz his record is equal to bonnars ( who silva the greatest fighter on the planet my arse ) defeated in great fashion, but seriously what do they think will happen to diaz he's a crybaby little girl and should run home have a milo and go to bed by nine oclock, he's a sponge and all he will be good for against gsp will be absorbing punishment.

A true MMA legend

I go with Chuck because he beat so many fighters I didn't like and he won the war against Randy Couture so why is Randy ahead of Chuck. - Sabbath

Chuck would bum rush any of the competitors and throw off any kind of martial arts defense

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19 Royce Gracie

Rickson gracie

Considering his size and techniques he was probably one of the best fighters ever. He has submitted a number of good fighters 50 pounds heavier than himself.

One of the most influential and dominating fighters who kicked ass since the beginnings of the UFC.

When world-cage fighting started, he took the world by storm. "

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20 Sugar Ray Robinson Sugar Ray Robinson Sugar Ray Robinson was an American professional boxer who competed from 1940 to 1965. Robinson's performances in the welterweight and middleweight divisions prompted sportswriters to create "pound for pound" rankings, where they compared fighters regardless of weight.

Ray was 85-0 in the amateur ranks, most of his pro defeats are past the time he "wanted retirement". During this 3 year retirement break, due to money issues, he was forced to return, and got 16 losses because of it. He WOULD have retired with 132 wins and 3 losses, those three losses were... 1) Jake Lamotta, who ray beat 4 times in a row after this defeat. 2) Randolph Turpin, after 90 straight wins Turpin beat Ray, BUT Ray won it back, with a clean KO. 3) Joey maxim, a way way heavier opponent who was actually losing but ray was overheating BADLY and retired. Even AFTER his 3 year break NO-ONE beat him twice in another 5 years in the ring AND AFTER his whole 19 losses ever (44 years old at second retirement) he NEVER got KO'd, only retired once against a light-heavyweight when he was middleweight and it was so hot the ref fainted AND RAY was ahead on all the judge cards!

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Arguably the greatest offensive boxer to have ever lived, and the sole reason for the existence of the term "pound for pound." Ruled over welterweight for about a decade before moving up to middleweight due to lack of competition, well past his prime. Should absolutely be in the top ten of this list. Sugar Ray at 26 and Mike Tyson at what, 7? Downright pathetic

By far the greatest boxer of all time his record of 128-1-2 speaks for it self, he started his career at lightweight but could knock out middleweights with one punch from either hand

Won 173 fights out of 200 with 108 knockouts. Defeated Jake LaMotta 5 times and was a welterweight and middle weight champion.

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21 Khabib Nurmagomedov Khabib Nurmagomedov Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov (born 20 September 1988) is a Russian professional mixed martial artist of Avar ethnicity. Nurmagomedov is a two-time Combat Sambo World Champion and the reigning undisputed UFC Lightweight Champion. He currently holds the longest undefeated streak in MMA, with 27 more.

He is worlds number 1 fighter

Khabib won MacGregor now just the other day

He DESTROYED mcgregor, after making mcgregor look like a big wimp, Khabib should be higher in the list, he even had the guts to hop the cage and go after mcgregor's trainer.

Best Fighter of All Time in the history of UFC

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22 Steven Seagal Steven Seagal Steven Frederic Seagal is an American actor, film producer, screenwriter, film director, martial artist, Aikido instructor, musician, reserve deputy sheriff and entrepreneur.

I'm personally not a fan, he thinks he's the baddest man alive but is nothing more than a camera glorified fool. His skills are not impressive regardless of what belts he has, I've known many black belts who can't fight their way out of a paper bag. Not to insult aikido I think it's a fine art indeed.

He's trash. How do I downvote?

Most amazing real fight in competition videos on internet. This guy was the real deal and in his prime was most likely the most lethal martial arts fighter of all time.

Sensei Seagal is undoubtedly stronger than you might think. He is humble about his abilities and is capable of taking out Chuck Norris.

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23 Huo Yanjai

This guy actually existed one of the best of all time you may know him from the movie based on his life staring jet li in jet li fearless

He has to be one of the best, he was the grandmaster before yip man and was the one of the best first guy to combine many Chinese kung fu into one. He was also a famouse Chinese culture hero.

nice name

24 Deontay Wilder Deontay Wilder Deontay Leshun Wilder is an American professional boxer. He has held the WBC heavyweight title since 2015, and in doing so became the first American world heavyweight champion in nine years, which was the longest period of time in boxing history without an American heavyweight champion.

The hardest puncher in history.

His skill set is unrivaled.

Baddest man on the Planet.

The God of Boxing.

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25 Randy Couture Randy Couture Randall "Randy" Duane Couture is an American actor, retired mixed martial artist and former collegiate and Greco-Roman wrestler.

People are fools this man won both the heavyweight and light heavyweight title multiple times and he beat all the biggest names of his day liddell Ortiz Silvia Belfort and the list goes on and on this man is a real fighter a hero and the best of all time

He is the smartest fighter of all time. He can come up with a gameplan for anyone and execute it like nobody else. He only loses to elite competition and beats the elite as well in his prime in the years 2000 and 2003 I would pick him over anybody in a fight.

Dominated UFC in his prime

Best fighter the world has ever seen aside from Muhammad Ali. The two make up a unique category.

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26 Junior dos Santos Junior dos Santos

His chin is suspect that's it

Best fighter


Accept he got knocked out by alistar overeem

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27 Jason Statham Jason Statham Jason Statham is an English actor. He is known for his roles in the Guy Ritchie crime films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, and Revolver.

Jason statham is best fighter!

Jason Statham is the best. I'm a big fan.

Jason statham taekwondo champion

Jason statham is a wing chun kung fu master

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28 Donnie Yen

Donnie yen learned different kinds of martial arts including western boxing and kick boxing at the very young age now he have got all kinds of skills... He knows how do beat the big guys and how to fight with ten peoples infect he is fast strong like Bruce lee I consider him one of the best martial artist that I've ever seen... ! He is awesome... ! "Like a Cheetah on fire..." which means strong and
Super fast... With the perfect strike bom... !

Best in the world if he got in the ring any ring he win every fight he beats you not with his skills which are the greatest I've seen besides Bruce Lee but with his mind he will beat you he can close his eyes sit down and before you know you on the ground most fighter's don't use it I study ten years and I have been working at it it takes time so with that being said Bruce Lee #1 and Donnie yen #2 now if those 2 went at it. It would be a draw

Donnie Yen is one of the best fighter that I've ever seen...! His kicks his punch, Thw way he Strike with his fist its awesome..I think he should be next to Bruce Lee

Donnie is one of the best fighter of all time, he has a unique skill and style,

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29 Joe Lewis

One of the best ever. Period. Didn't matter what style of fighting... Joe kicked A

he was voted number on karate guy he's the best next to bruce lee

30 Manny Pacquiao Manny Pacquiao Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao is a Filipino professional boxer and politician, currently serving as a Senator of the Philippines. He currently ranks #4 in BoxRec's ranking of the greatest pound for pound boxers of all time.

Woah, Pacman should be at the top of the list! Number one, I mean. He is our National Hero from the year of His birthday till today. We, Filipinos love him so well that we gave him a lot of jobs to do. He is a boxer, a promoter, a congressman/statesman, a Wall In Their Family's House, a supplier of goods in General Santos City, a vendor of peanuts before, a good, religious guy, a loyal person, a rich fella, an honest human, a guy with strong passions, a persevered Filipino, and a nice guy to have a match with. Wohoo! Pacquaio #1! Hail on you. IDOL!

He fights not for himself but for his country. He's one of the fighters that started from the very bottom, and look where he is now. He's an inspiration.

This Guy did things no man could do 8 division world champion 4 lineal crowns in 4 different
Divisions beats the crap out the best fighters from flyweight to super welterweight
He should be the greatest

WOHHOO! My Idol in our Martial Arts/Boxing is Manny Pacquiao because of his very fast movement, very fast and very strong punch combinations. Unlike other martial artist they don't use like Manny skills, that why cause I like Manny than other martial artist, he is my ever idol in martial arts and also Donnie Yen because they have a similarities in Manny Pacquia... !

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31 Stipe Miocic Stipe Miocic Stipe Miocic is an American mixed martial artist competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship where he is the current UFC World Heavyweight Champion.

Stipe is actually croatian

Best ever heavyweight champ and great human being

Cleaned up HW UFC division by demolition. Record three times defended the HW title, stll the champ and I don't see anyone beating him until father time catches up with him. In a fight, without doubt he would beat any human being in history (Karelin would be his toughest test), thus the toughest fighter of all time.

32 Bolo Yeung

Most underrated martial artist

33 Cain Velasquez Cain Velasquez

Honestly if you think about it, Cain is the greatest fighter in history. He's a heavyweight, when it comes to real life he would devour bruce Lee or Floyd maywheather. Forget weight classes, he's the ultimate apex human in the world. An they try to ignore that maybe because he's Mexican.

I'll give you credit because you beat Brock Lesnar he was a football player slash wrestler getting moved to MMA your good man

Cain could be better then fedor but and the new best in mma but he's not yet fedor 10 years as champ

Wot a fighter, definitely number 1 for me.

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34 Daniel Cormier Daniel Cormier

He is not we all seen what Jon jones did to him

Best wrestler in light heavyweight division of the ufc

35 Wesley Snipes Wesley Snipes

He is a good fighter in general

One of the best

Bad mama jama!

36 Roy Jones Jr. Roy Jones Jr. Roy Levesta Jones Jr. is an American former professional boxer, boxing commentator, boxing trainer, rapper, and actor who holds dual American and Russian citizenship.

Roy Jones will always be the best fighter in the world to me, I really miss those days they were really great times in my book, I don't think he should stop boxing if it makes him happy because in the end a person should never stop doing what they love to do regardless of what other people think:-) Roy Jones forever!

Fastest jab in the business

Fastest boxer of all time!

Jab from monopolo

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37 Mirko Filipovic

"after emelianenko, the best fighter in the world"
Its a wonder that mirko didn't use his variety/combos of punches in his fights as he did in the trainings

Best kicker in the world

One of the most vicious MMA fighters in the history of the planet. He fought a little bit too long, but there was no one that ever made roundhouse headkicks as their signature knockout move like he did

Just Mirko! Emiliyanenko afraid to fight Mirko and finally thanked his ear that was able to beat him. Mirko is the best!

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38 Michael Jai White

He deserves more.

He's easily the best fighter in the world, 7 blackbelts and he's still fast as lighting even though he's the size he is. I don't know any fighter alive better, I even think Bruce lee would have a hard time beating him.

Undoubtedly the most phenomenal fighters in the world today if Bruce Lee were to be reincarnated so he could fight just one more person it would definitely be M.J.W this gut should be in the top 3.

I don't understand why he's so underrated. He doesn't deserve to be at all

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39 Buakaw Banchamek

Muay Thai is brutal, and Buakaw is one of the best. In a fight where Muay Thai isn't butchered to oblivion, Buakaw would beat almost anyone.

He is the best fighter ever. So brave and strong to do a KO to his opponents. Buakaw is the best. MUAY Thai FOR LIFE!

He is so brave, I think he is better than bruce lee

Those people who are voting for those guyson top of this list, seriously don't know nothing about the fighting sport, even to top UFC guys Buakaw is god

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40 Mas Oyama

Oyama is easy top ten he took on other styles to prove himself and his style and won. He has 1000s of followers. He is a real legend look at youtube. Why mohammed ali is so high is stupid he was a great boxer but he was beaten by kenny norton you wouldn't see him anywhere near this list.

Mas Oyama is the greatest influence on the martial arts in the 20th century Perhaps, his only real peer on this list is B. Lee. A lot of these guys on the list (Chuck Norriss, Joe Lewis, etc.) were point fighting champions. There is absolutely no comparison between full contact (no pads either) and point fighting.

Just come ON guys! Just search him up and you'll see that he should be WAY up higher than 60! At least top 5!

He should at least second place behind Bruce Lee

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41 Rocky Marciano

Rocky would be on whoever he faced every moment. Motivated not too lose, is severely underrated. Unrelenting, furious, brutality, unmatched by any fighter known too man. All on the list do not measure up too the durability, will, and physical or mental toughness this GOAT fighter had.

This looks more like a popularity contest, come on! If rocky marciano hit half these guys without gloves they would be dead

Rocky Marciano is the greatest boxer of all time and is a shame somebody like mayweather tied his record when rocky would fight anybody and mayweather picked 90% of his fights mayweather is a joke and a punk who has the education of a 5 year old

Hands and arms like sledgehammers Marciano would have punched the crap out of the others on this list!

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42 José Aldo
43 James DeCore

James DeCore is a Cleveland local hero. The art that he has been studying and mastering for years is amazing. The work he does with his students shows how much love he has for the art and sport.

James DeCore is not famous but an amazing fighter. He is one of the quickest and most accurate strikers. His students are a great example of what James knows and does. Great pick for this list.

Best axe kick I've ever seen. Doesn't showboat, and is humble. Quality individual.

James DeCore is proof that INCREDIBLE things are happening in Cleveland. He is a phenominal martial artist, a patient and effective teacher, and an all-around nice guy. My son's progress with him has been exciting to watch. Thank you, James!

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44 Cung Lee

He is the best mixed martial arts fighter and he is Vietnamese and he was a champion but then Michael Bisping beat Cung Lee.

It's CUNG LE, he defeated frank shamrock for the championship belt and knocked out and retired rich franklin


He's Cung Le not Cung Lee!

45 Wanderlei Silva

When wanderli used to fight in PRIDE, man people would go crazy...

46 Saenchai Fairtex

Is this even a question saenchai would ruin both of em ye dun know

47 Antonio Rodrigo Nougeria Minotauro
48 Badr Hari

Nobody has more knock outs

Must be on the top

He should be on the top ten!

Your are the best an you will be the best forever..

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49 Mate Parlov

Best and first world champion.

50 Dwayne Johnson Dwayne Johnson Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American and Canadian actor, producer and semi-retired professional wrestler, signed with WWE.

Favourite player

He is better not best

He is WWE fighter

Most stronger in WWE

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