Best UFC Fighters of All Time

The Top Ten
1 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 ...read more.

Still don't know if he's my pick for GOAT or not. Someday I'll have to sit down, compare W columns, and do some serious soul-searching.

I think this is too obvious, Anderson Silva is G.O.A.T. He is the most dominant champion of all time, making his opponents look like they were amateurs. His timing and precision is second to none, plus he has the best highlight reel ever and it is not even close.

Anderson Silva = UFC
Perfect Fighter: An athlete (Anderson Silva) who is well-rounded in all aspects of fighing (Anderson Silva) and is willing to prove so at any given moment (Anderson Silva), refusing to accept anything but success (Anderson Silva).

Yes, he lost now. But, don't judge him by those few losses. His achievements and records were accomplished in the most difficult fighting organization in the world, known as the UFC. He is the best.

2 Georges St-Pierre Georges St-Pierre (born May 19, 1981) is a Canadian retired professional mixed martial artist. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters in mixed martial arts (MMA) history. He is a two-division champion in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) having won titles in the welterweight and ...read more.

GSP coming out of 4 year retirement to move up in weight and win Middleweight title clinched the #1 spot for me. Plus both Jon Jones and Anderson Silva took steroids. That disqualifies them for me. Just like Barry Bonds in baseball. And Minnie Mouse lost to the 3 best fighters he fought. beat bums. GSP fought all the best, beat every fighter he ever faced - avenged both losses with dominant performances. Not UFC, but Fedor is the only one I think had as great a career as GSP

Came back after a 4 year hiatus to choke out Bisping and become a two division champion. Has convincingly avenged his only two losses, completely dominating both Serra and Hughes (twice) in the rematches. Only clean fighter in the GOAT conversation (alongside Fedor). Dominated a division stacked with talent (Don't forget that most adult males would fall in the welterweight division, which means that fighters who make it to UFC overcome the higher level if competition.). Only fighter who has won 30+ consecutive rounds. Survived a juiced up Hendricks.
People might criticize him for the number of fights he won by decision, but don't forget that this sport is not about who does the more physical damage, it's about who displays more dominance in terms of skill and endurance.

No doubt that he is the best, he fought the most dangerous fighters and came out smiling. He mastered many styles of martial arts, he is the most respectful fighter in UFC and he is the most consistent fighter of all time. He is a TRUE martial artist with a big heart. Even though he fought against animals like Hendricks and Diaz, he never lost his soul...

Over the years I've learned a lot from him mentally and physically and I wish him all the best in the future.

I think GSP has shown more heart and integrity in the UFC then most any other fighter. He is one of the hardest training fighters and has excelled in skill beyond almost anyone he comes up against - (his constant wins testify to his). I also think GSP has what it takes to beat Anderson Silva if they can ever make the match up happen!

3 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 ...read more.

Chuck Liddell and Anderson Silva are the only two who seem interesting to watch. Chuck is a very stronger hitter than anyone else in the UFC and has some good kicks too. Chuck can dominate in the octagon and knock somebody out cold and had a cool nickname as the Iceman the only name that's as cool as that is Silva's the Spider. Chuck I think at least is at least number 2 if not 1 in my opinion. Great fighter with much power he gets my vote.

Chuck Liddell is fast, agile, has all the knowledge his upcoming
Opponents he can throw a had punch and if you get court you are in
Trouble, he has his good moments and some bad he can fight on the ground and standing up he plays mind games and gets in to your head
If he loses he honors the winner and is a good sports man Vote: chuck liddell

Chuck is a legend. Even though he lost to Rampage he still impressed way more people then Rampage. Chuck comes up on top of Ranpage in the end.

Finished fights in a devastating fashion. St. Pierre is great, but nowhere near as exciting as Liddell.

4 Jon Jones

To be honest, he should be no. 1. The reason why I put him over GSP is because he is basically undefeated and he dominated and owned a top 3 fighter of all time twice, DC. No one else can say that they have done something like that. He's also beaten his next biggest rival, Gus, twice. He's beaten six hall of famers. If everyone all time was in the same weight class as Jones in their prime, Jones would be able to beat all of them. My top ten:
1. Jones Jones
2. GSP
3. DC
4. Henry Cejudo
5. Khabib Nurmagomedov
6. Demetrius Johnson
7. Anderson Silva
8. Conor Mcgregor
9. Randy Couture
10. Bj Penn

Always will be the undisputed light heavyweight champion of the ufc, at least according to me! Nobody's perfect, everyone has flaws! Makes me sick to my stomach whenever I'm reminded that cormier is champ, because realistically he's not! Never had an answer for Jones, nobody did!

No one stacks up to Jon Jones he is the best of all time no doubt about it. The guy is an assassin out there. He's an absoulte freak that can beat you in any way. Technique, speed, power, athleticism, versatility, vision, etc. Jon Jones is a clear number 1 no question about it.

Light heavyweight has always been and always will be the toughest division in the UFC. Jon Jones will make you reconsider your whole life. If Jon fought Silva or Pierre at the same weight based on skill alone he'd ko in the first. Not a real list if bones ain't #1.

5 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. ...read more.

Conor McGregor is a person who inspires many people around the world with his hard work ethic and determination, he has worked very hard to get to where he is at today, and when that left hand hits people they go to sleep, and that is the reason no one in the ufc can hang with him, he is the greatest fighter of all time

Overrated.. Complete bumb! Beat siver. beat a young holloway. Got his ass beat by Mendes got lucky! Then the Lucky Leprechaun got lucky against Aldo..His luck ran out against Diaz...

Get real. This guy is an absolute joke. He's lucky weight classes exist cause he could never stand in for a real punch.

Very athletic and exciting fighter to watch, he is also very talented but he is too overconfident and arrogant.

6 BJ Penn

The BJ Penn that beat Joe Stevenson and Diego Sanchez is without a doubt the best LW ever. He did overstay his welcome, but that does not take away from the greatness that is The Prodigy.

Won a round against layoto, beat 2 gracies, beat matt hughes when everyone thought he was unstoppable, put an ass whooping on gsp in 1st fight, he also put an ass whooping on din thomas, kenny florian, carl uno, diego sanchez, jens pulver, takanori gomi, joe daddy stevenson.

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

Bro he won titles in 2 weight classes and held the heavyweight title till he was almost 50, easily top 5 of all time

8 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.

The beast incarnate Brock Lesnar is the best in its class, because he went through a bad time, but still woke up and delivered big time!
We are very fortunate to have him in our ERA!

Savage...enough said...I ask you, of all the fighters on this list, which one would you be terrified to stand in a ring with? Brock Lesner.

Lesnar was never knocked down by anyone when he is perfect condition. Brock is best in the world.

Brock lesnar is a beast. He an defeat silva in a fight but the don't fight because they are in different weight class

9 Amanda Nunes Amanda Lourenço Nunes is a Brazilian mixed martial artist. She currently fights for the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
10 Royce Gracie

No pound-for-pound ranking discussion.
Royce would fight any guy no matter how bigger, heavier and stronger he was.
If he was contemporary to Fedor, I bet he would challenge him without a doubt.

Gracie fought and beat bigger fighters them him. He could submit anyone. He is a human anaconda.

There was nothing he couldn't do grappling wise!

The human boa constrictor, need I say more?

The Contenders
11 Demetrious Johnson Demetrious Khrisna Johnson is an American wrestler and mixed martial artist. He is the first and current Flyweight Champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and currently holds the longest active championship reign at 8 title defenses.

Should be higher, just because he's small doesn't mean he can't fight, in my opinion he should in top 10 greatest fighters of all time.

Finally the all the time best. Just like its suppose to be, the only fighter who is amazing in Everything.

Number 1 pound for pound why is he lower than mcgregor?

12 Daniel Cormier

Currently champion of light heavyweight and heavyweight! Best only one loss.

He beat everyone that ever stepped in fhe octagon with him except for Jon "The Juicer" Jones.

13 Dan Henderson

Hendo should be higher. One punch knockout power and always willing to fight anyone and mix it up! Even when mixing it up means he or his opponent is going to go to sleep! I respect his heart...it is what makes me love UFC. Nobody wants to see some guy run and play defense; take notes Floyd Mayweather. Fortunately we will never have to watch that one dimensional game in the UFC because he would never make it there anyway!

14 Matt Hughes Matthew Allen Hughes (born October 13, 1973) is a retired American mixed martial artist with a background in wrestling. He is a two-time UFC Welterweight Champion, UFC Hall of Fame inductee, and NJCAA Hall of Fame inductee. During his tenures in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Hughes put together ...read more.

Former GOAT, probably underrated in hindsight, since his true peers caught up with him post-prime. You'd need a sports channel bio pic, to adequately cover his W column.

Matt Hughes is pound for pound the strongest UFC fighter ever. He literally man handle his competitors. UFC puts him at number 4 and I think that's a good spot for him.

How Hughes isn't top 5 at least is absolutely bizarre! He's amazing and one of the longest reigning champion! How is lesnar 6! He is not good at all! But that's my opinion

One of the best. I feel like he is number 3. But was number 1 during his time

15 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 ...read more.

Never cut. Never bled. Never lost. Never rocked. Never done for PEDS. Can't the same for half these guys.

Lost 2 rounds in his entire career. The second of which he outstruck and aggressed his opponent.

Beat the number 3 without issue. Number 1 and 3 were popped for PEDS, with number 3 also consistently cheating. You can hear his team telling him to eye poke when he was taking down for the first time.

Undefeated, and a champion, basically unheard of for the sport. A lotta people questioned the people he fought but he took every fight that was given to him. The only reason you don't see him higher is his language barrier which makes it hard for him to get American fans. He dominated Dos Anjos, he dominated Michael Johnson, He dominated Edson barboza, he dominated Darrell Horcher and recently wiped the floor with Conor McGregor. This guy seriously hasn't lost a single round.

Swift and accurate like an eagle...
He is the reigning undefeated and undisputed lightweight champ... He should be#1... 28-0... The Eagle landed and ate up the chicken and destroyed the diamond...

I'm stuck between George St Pierre and khabib, but I'll got with him just because of the sheer dominance.

16 Ken Shamrock Kenneth Wayne "Ken" Shamrock is an American mixed martial artist, Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Famer, and professional wrestler.

Dude the world's most dangerous man he was at the first ufc event

Best ufc fighter ever

17 Forrest Griffin

Forrest griffin! Amazing man, amazing fighter, amazing heart! Still to this day had the best fight ever with Stephen bonner so who could forget that :D

18 Cain Velasquez

One of the strongest hitters in UFC and mma history.

I've got a nick name for him: The Mexican Nightmare

Come on lets get him to #1 he is the best and there is no denying that!

Velasquez should be number 1. He would destroy Anderson:Pierre:Jones

Cain is better then everyone...

19 Quinton Rampage Jackson

Yo I don't even watch mma at all but I know for sure rampage Jackson is a BEAST

20 Nick Diaz

Don't be scared homie

Where you at George!

He grew up in Stockton California you gotta be tough to live there

21 Dominick Cruz
22 Jose Aldo José Aldo da Silva Oliveira Júnior (born September 9, 1986) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was the fourth and final WEC Featherweight Champion, becoming the first UFC Featherweight Champion after the UFC/WEC merger. He is a former three-time ...read more.
23 Dan Severn

How could no one put this guy on the list! He was one of he first to go in the ufc hof. he went toe to toe with royce gracie

24 Claudia Gadelha Ana Claudia Gadelha is a Brazilian MMA fighter and currently competes in the women strawweight division in the UFC and with a record of 14-2-0

She is an amazing fighter. BJJ blackbelt and heart of a champion. I would put her at number one but she definitely should be top ten pound for pound.

25 Lyoto Machida

Look at his resume.

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