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.

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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

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.

The purest fighter. He had legs, hand speed, swift body movement, very fast and very smart

He was really professional boxer at that time

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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

I think JET LI need to go second place.

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4 Mike Tyson Mike Tyson

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.

What is wrong with you people... jet li before iron Mike. That's jget silly

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5 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

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

Love him watch his movies every night faithfully.

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6 Jackie Chan Jackie Chan

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 funny and good at fighting. I am a fan of him

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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)

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!

A neanderthal,the best of human evolution!

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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 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.

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.

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9 Anderson Silva Anderson Silva

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 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

By far the best fighter ever, could easily beat Chuck Norris, the overrated git. At least Silva does proper martial arts, but Karate is pathetic, simply pathetic.

This guy deserves no. 1 spot

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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.

Best fighting scenes brutall skills

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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 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.

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?

He is the best fighter

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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

He is a true beast. he grew up in a farm and even considers wrestling and fighting as daily jobs he is the perfect prise fighter has super human strength and moves very fast for a man that is 6.3 285lps he should be higher on the list

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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.

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.

He is not the best ever yet but he will be

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

Best...

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14 Don "The Dragon" Wilson

We don't need words for the don

You suck

Rilly is the best

beast

15 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.

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

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)

Should be number 1, he is the greatest mma fighter of all time!

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

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!

Mayweather is one of the best fighters in the world believe that

greatest

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17 Chuck Liddell Chuck Liddell Charles David "Chuck" Liddell is an American retired mixed martial artist and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion of English descent.

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

Royce Gracie was better and should be above chuck

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18 Royce 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. "

Royce should be in the top 3.

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19 Sugar Ray Robinson

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

The best ever

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20 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.

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.

He's trash. How do I downvote?

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21 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

22 Conor McGregor Conor McGregor Conor Anthony McGregor is an Irish mixed martial artist who has primarily competed in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and now plans to also fight at Lightweight and Welterweight.

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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23 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

You go randy. you the best.

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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.
25 Junior dos Santos Junior dos Santos

His chin is suspect that's it

Best fighter

cool

Accept he got knocked out by alistar overeem

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26 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

The Best

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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 the best. I'm a big fan.

Jason statham taekwondo champion

Jason statham is a wing chun kung fu master

I am a huge Jason Statham fan he's amazing.

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28 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

29 Khabib Nurmagomedov Khabib Nurmagomedov
30 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

I am sure definitely Cain is the best fighter than Brock lessnar

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31 Manny Pacquiao Manny Pacquiao

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

One of the greatest boxers of all time.in his prime,he could beat anyone since he could teleport and he was really quick with his strikes.He also never got tired.

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32 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.

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.

33 Bolo Yeung
34 Daniel Cormier Daniel Cormier

Best wrestler in light heavyweight division of the ufc

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

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 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!

Mr.j ones Jr. i s amazing. I love him. Even after he lost his speed and athletic ability he still fights on. He doesn't even fight for the money. He does it because he loves to fight. If I ever get the chance to meet him in real life, imma kill anyone who gets in my way. I also love to fight and would love to hear info and tips from him. And y'all prolly think bull Bobby Antonio tarver is better then him...take this...RJJvsAT1 AT got destroyed by an out of prime weight drained RJJ 2- AT won by REALLY lucky shot. 3 AT barely won to an after smoke/drank RJJ in other words he was drunk... Only reason he lost the 3rd biggoshiibbty fight.

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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

Right High Kick = Hospital
Left High Kick = Graveyard

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38 Rocky Marciano

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!

He was an unstoppable demi god, a fight only ended for Rocky when the final bell had rang - Never before.

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39 Michael Jai White

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.

Right now he is the best fighter he is a 7x black belt. He has got speed, power and one of the cleverst fighters

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

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40 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

Beast.

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41 Wanderlei Silva

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

42 Shane Carwin

He is the toughest man to beat. He had knocked out 12 fighters in his record of 12-2
He lost his last two fights one by sub and another by decision but truly he is the best

43 José Aldo
44 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.

Elite fighter

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45 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

Vietnam

He's Cung Le not Cung Lee!

46 Matt Hughes Matt Hughes

Matt Hughs (A)a former 2 time UFC Welterwight Champion (B) The first and one of the only men to beat GSP (C) The only man in the world to beat GSP by submission (D) A UFC Hall of Famer

What more can I say nothing else but LEGEND!

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48 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.

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Most stronger in WWE

He is better not best

Why not 2nd

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Best and first world champion.

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Bruce Lee was an exceptional martial arts exponent. But wouldn't make MMA.
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