Top Ten Best Fighters of All Time
The Top Ten
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
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
He's probably the worlds best known boxer, he's the greatest thinker, the greatest mover, the GREATEST BOXER
Bruce Lee was the best fighter of his day there's no escaping that fact. Ahead of his time, although bruce lee was a sick man towards the end I'm sure Ali could have tested the little guy.
Bruce Lee certainly never said Ali would beat him contrary to what has been said. Its basically a man Bruce Lee didn't like and the guy didn't like bruce lee, claimed Lee thought it after Lee died. But a common denominator is that no bruce lee student has ever claimed Lee didn't think he could beat Ali.
But Ali gets my vote as he is my favourite.
Bruce lee was only a little bit better than Ali if better at all. Boxers do not gain as much skills as all around fighters but Muhammad Ali was the greatest boxer and as great as he is at boxing and weighing over 200 lbs he definitely was as good as bruce lee. Muhammad Ali did not just know only boxing he had other skills to. Bruce lee has one inch punch and kicks, krav maga, and kung fu. Muhammad Ali would still be on par since he was faster in running and dodging. Bruce is stronger since he masters his punches and kicks but ali also has more durability that makes a huge difference bruce was a lot smaller. Floyd mayweather punches so fast but floyd and mike tyson could probably not be better than ali when he was at his potential to.
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.
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.
Mike Tyson was about 23 percent fat if Ali was 22 percent fat. Mike Tyson at his full potential would a little more strength than Ali but some less speed. Ali would had better endurance so they would both be pretty equal. Ali probably would have a slight advantage in his power and skills.
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.
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.
Mike in his prime was pretty vicious, too bad his prime only lasted 5 years. With Mike in his prime, Ali down in the 4th.
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
Jackie Chan done fight with a fanny style. His stunt is amazing and risky. His fighting skill is impressive
Have you seen his YouTube clips of his injuries on stunts? The guy just can't die! Chan ownS
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
Chuck Norris is a great fighter but he is not the best out there in the world chuck Norris definitely was not as good as Bruce lee. Bruce lee knew more different techniques and has more skill.
Bruce lee was also too fast and strong for him.
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
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)
I've voted fedor because of his cuddly face. But Bruce Lee was the best and it's not close
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.
Hands down the best mma fighter I have ever watched. He's crazy to watch, image fighting him. He's so explosive. And he's so relaxed. He can fight and be dangerous in every position. If you thing you have him, think twice. He's able to get out of every submission, and his ground and pound is more unique than anything else.
He's great standing up, on the ground, he can take any kind of punishment, but at the end he gets out of every dangerous position and find the way to win, every single time.
He's striking is phenomenal, his Jiu Jitsu is amazing. He's been undefeated for 10 years straight, and nobody understand how the hell he was able to mange that. I don't think we will be able to see a more confident, straight forward fighter like Fedor. He's unique, he just amazes me. Long live to the last emperor!
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 inspiration..it is silly to compare between him and UFC fighters because we didn't see the actual thing..as for me I would bet that yip man is a winner in any fight.
Yip man was the teacher the master and the master will always power over a student
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.
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
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.
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
I think Anderson Silver is easily the best or second best fighter who took step on this planet and even when he couldn't take a step because his major leg injury (Broke his leg in half so had to replace it with metal) he still came back to fight in the UFC. His first challenge after the injury was to fight Nic Diaz he still attempted to do it and he achieved, by beating Nic Diaz so if that isn't brave or strong I don't know what is call it what you want but first put yourself in his position would you do that after all that I sure wouldn't
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 has more moves than what someone usually can teach you, and he only hits hard. Looks like he's the toughest fighter on this list to me. Not only really speed, but all his moves hit you to where you don't feel you can hit as hard back.
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.
The top tens are mad. Scott Adkins is the best fighter in the world.
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
Brock lesnar only lost in the ufc due to his battle with illness but he has squatted 1000 pounds deadlifted 900 and witness Kurt angle said he benched over 800 pounds! He ran a 50m dash in 6 seconds! He can truly beat anyone. if he gets a hold of you your done! The force he could hit you with or slam you with is tremendous
Jon Jones is a lot better than most of the fighters since he is young he probably has more experience to learn but he is one of the best fighters ever in a fight that is set with being able to do anything accept use weapons and he still could do pretty well in a war using weapons. Jon Jones is the best ufc fighter, and he has a tremendous combination of strength, speed, and durability he can bench press 500 lbs, withstand a ton of force and run 20-25 mph. Bruce lee was about the same there but Jones and Lee would not be the in the same weight class but they could still fight but that is amazing that bruce lee weighs only 130 lbs and he still could out match other skillful pro fighters who were over 200 lbs.
Jon Jones has more durability by a ten percent difference than Bruce lee had because he is so much heavier and trains really hard. Jones is a little faster than Lee at full potential he could run and dodge a slightly better since uses the treadmill and track a lot and is taller. Bruce Lee was stronger at his best he benched press more weight than Jon Jones can do and hits faster and harder. Bruce lee could only do the one inch punch. Jon Jones really does well in mix martial arts but Bruce lee knew a few more moves and techniques there athleticism and skills are equal matched.
Jon Jones is one of the best fighters in the UFC he knows Krav Maga, Jit zu, Kickboxing, Kung Fu and more. He has so much skill and experience. None of the fighters can beat him at full potential Anderson Silva is about the same as him but nobody has a higher ranking than him he weighs over 200 lbs. His strength and durability are good. He would be someone who can go bench press 500 lbs and hit with a fast 45-50 mph punch and kick and hit with a lot of psi. So he would be considered the best fist fighter ever also being the best ufc. its unlikely that any of the wrestlers or boxers would beat him. There are great boxers on this list who are amazing fighters but not knowing as much all around fighting makes it harder. All these fighting styles are important and useful. But the Ufc is the most realistic and useful compared to boxing and wrestling. UFC is still also not as real as street and army fighting. Army and street are not really sports its not about scoring points at all its ...more
How can Brock Lesnar be above Jones. He is not any where close to Jon Jones. Brock got pummeled so hard by Cain and Cain was never even close to fighters like junior dos Santos and stipe Miocic at full potential. Jon Jones has a way higher ranking in the ufc he has more skills and more athleticism has too many advantages than Brock Lesnar.
How is he ahead of Rocky Marciano? Marciano never ducked fights
I don't like him. But he's good in the ring. Not sure about outside the ring!
Floyd is undefeated and how can he be below pac man as I'm typing this he just defeated him tonight.
Top 3 ever. And why is PAC man in front please...
If someone to give Bruce Lee a hard time, Don Wilson is the guy!
We don't need words for the don
Rilly is the best
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!
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.
This guy would have ended Bruce Lee in under one round in an MMA fight. Don't know why he's so low at the time of me posting this. I mean 30th? What?!
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.
Chuck would bum rush any of the competitors and throw off any kind of martial arts defense
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. "
Why is chuck and Brock above him
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!
Basically, if Ray fully retired when he wanted, he would be (including amateur record 85-0) 217 wins and 3 ...more
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.
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.
He is worlds number 1 fighter
Best Fighter of All Time in the history of UFC
Khabib won MacGregor now just the other day
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.
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.
There's is no way any of these names already listed, with the exception of bruce lee, could have beat Steven Seagal!
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.
His skill set is unrivaled.
Baddest man on the Planet.
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.