Top 10 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

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

Anderson Silva equals UFC. He is the perfect fighter: an athlete well-rounded in all aspects of fighting and willing to prove so at any given moment, refusing to accept anything but success.

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

Came back after a four-year hiatus to choke out Bisping and become a two-division champion. He convincingly avenged his only two losses, completely dominating both Serra and Hughes (twice) in the rematches. He is the only clean fighter in the GOAT conversation (alongside Fedor). He 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 the UFC overcome a higher level of competition. He is the only fighter who has won 30+ consecutive rounds and 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 more physical damage. It's about who displays more dominance in terms of skill and endurance.

3 Jon Jones

Despite being plagued by controversies, pound-for-pound, no one in UFC history is better than Jon 'Bones' Jones. If you disregard his DQ against Matt Hamill back in 2009, he has never lost a fight, even to this day, which is a pretty remarkable feat.

To be honest, he should be No. 1. The reason why I put him over GSP is that he is basically undefeated, and he dominated and owned a top 3 fighter of all time, DC, twice. 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 of 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. Jon 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

4 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 inspires many people around the world with his hard work ethic and determination. He has worked very hard to get to where he is today. When that left hand hits, people go to sleep. That is the reason no one in the UFC can hang with him. He is the greatest fighter of all time.

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

Only person in history to win titles in two different weight classes at the same time! Of course, he's the best!

5 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 much stronger hitter than anyone else in the UFC and has some good kicks too. He can dominate in the octagon and knock somebody out cold.

He had a cool nickname as the Iceman. The only name that's as cool as that is Silva's, the Spider. In my opinion, Chuck is at least number 2, if not number 1. He's a great fighter with a lot of power. He gets my vote.

Chuck Liddell is fast, agile, and has all the knowledge of his upcoming opponents. He can throw a hard punch, and if you get caught, you are in trouble. He has his good moments and some bad ones. He can fight on the ground and standing up.

He plays mind games and gets into your head. If he loses, he honors the winner and is a good sportsman. Vote: Chuck Liddell.

6 BJ Penn

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

Won a round against Lyoto, beat 2 Gracies, beat Matt Hughes when everyone thought he was unstoppable, put an ass-whooping on GSP in the first fight. He also put an ass-whooping on Din Thomas, Kenny Florian, Carl Uno, Diego Sanchez, Jens Pulver, Takanori Gomi, and 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 two weight classes and held the heavyweight title until 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 his 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 Lesnar.

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

9 Amanda Nunes Amanda Lourenço Nunes is a retired Brazilian mixed martial artist who fought for the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

She's the women's GOAT. That won't change anytime soon.

10 Royce Gracie

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

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

There was nothing he couldn't do grappling-wise!

The Contenders
11 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

Nurmagomedov not being in the Top 5 is just disgraceful to his legacy. His finishing moves were devastating to his opponents. With incredible speed mixed with hard and fast combos, he dominated literally everyone he fought.

It's a joke that people like Brock Lesnar are placed in the Top 10. Lesnar doesn't even fight in the UFC anymore! The McGregor fanboys and fangirls come up with endless excuses for why he lost to Khabib, which proves McGregor has skill, but his arrogance keeps him from being Number 1 on this list.

12 Daniel Cormier

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

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

13 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 be in the top 10 greatest fighters of all time.

Finally, the all-time best. Just like it's supposed to be, the only fighter who is amazing in everything.

Number 1 pound for pound. Why is he lower than McGregor?

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

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

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

How Hughes isn't in the top 5 at least is absolutely bizarre! He's amazing and one of the longest-reigning champions! How is Lesnar 6? He is not good at all! But that's my opinion.

15 Dan Henderson

Hendo should be higher. He has one-punch knockout power and is 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!

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.

17 Forrest Griffin

Forrest Griffin! Amazing man, amazing fighter, amazing heart! Still to this day, he had the best fight ever with Stephan Bonnar. Who could forget that?

18 Quinton Rampage Jackson

Yo, I don't even watch MMA at all, but I know for sure Rampage Jackson is a BEAST.

19 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
20 Nick Diaz

He grew up in Stockton, California. You gotta be tough to live there.

21 Dominick Cruz
22 Cain Velasquez

One of the strongest hitters in UFC and MMA history.

I've got a nickname for him: The Mexican Nightmare.

Come on, let's 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.

23 Dan Severn

How could no one put this guy on the list? He was one of the first to go into the UFC Hall of Fame. He went toe to toe with Royce Gracie.

24 Lyoto Machida
25 Nate Diaz Nathan Donald "Nate" Diaz (born April 16, 1985) is an American professional mixed martial artist currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Diaz is the younger brother of former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion and WEC Welterweight Champion, Nick Diaz. Prior to signing with the UFC,... read more

Should be higher than McGregor. He beat him once and should have beat McGregor again.

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