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 a UFC record 16 consecutive victories in that span. UFC president Dana White, UFC commentator Joe Rogan, and numerous mixed martial arts (MMA) analysts have named Silva the greatest mixed martial artist of all-time.

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.

The way he intimidates other fighters in the Octagon is ridicilous. He's not only the best technician, but has the biggest mental advantage against his opponents. Nobody can do what this guy can do! He's the GOAT!

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 middleweight divisions.

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.

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

Unlike the other "GOATS", no failed drug tests for GSP. Most historic comeback ever to win middleweight title after 4 year layoff. Most complete fighter ever

3 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 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.

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 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 competitor from 1998 until 2010, Liddell had 23 fights in the UFC; along with Randy Couture, he is widely credited with bringing MMA into the mainstream of American sports and entertainment. On July 10, 2009, he was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.

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.

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 retired Brazilian mixed martial artist who fought for the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

She's the womens goat that won't change anytime soon.

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 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.

12 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 wins, and remains undefeated in professional MMA. Hailing from Russia's Dagestan region, he is the first Russian and the first Muslim to win a UFC title. His headline bout with Conor McGregor at UFC 229 drew 2.4 million pay-per-view buys, the most ever for an MMA event.

Nurmagomedev not being in the Top 5's is just disgraceful to his legacy. His finisher moves were devastating to his opponents, 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's, Lesnar doesn't even fight in the UFC anymore! The McGregor fanboys and fangirls are coming up with endless excuses on why he lost the fight with Khabib, which proves that McGregor does have skill, but his arrogance is what's keeping him from being Number 1 on this list.

Nurmagomedev will always be the greatest UFC fighter of all time. He was the Muhammad Ali of UFC fighting, super competitive and fought every match as if it were his last day on Earth. The people he fought gained more attention just for fighting him. Unbeatable skills, would beat-up McGregor again if he had to, fastest hands ever, always smarter than his opponents. The type of guy to knock you out before you even enter the ring. That's how powerful he is.

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.

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.

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 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?

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 two separate six-fight winning streaks, defeated all the available opposition in the welterweight division, and defended the belt a then-record seven times. Hughes was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in May 2010 during the UFC Fan Expo in conjunction with UFC 114.

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.

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.

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 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 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

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 Quinton Rampage Jackson

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

19 Nick Diaz

Don't be scared homie

Where you at George!

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

20 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 UFC featherweight champion overall, having been the undisputed champion twice and the interim champion once. He was named Sherdog's 2009 Fighter of the Year. In the decade from November 2005 through December 2015, Aldo was undefeated in 18 fights. In Sherdog's April 2017 pound-for-pound ranking, Aldo was called "the greatest featherweight in mixed martial arts history.
21 Dominick Cruz
22 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...

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 Lyoto Machida

Look at his resume.

25 Urijah Faber Urijah Christopher Faber (born May 14, 1979) is a retired American mixed martial artist and actor who fought as a bantamweight and featherweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Faber won the WEC Featherweight Championship at WEC 19 on March 17, 2006, and held the title for over two years until more.
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