The list will contain mainly recognizable names and a couple of far-fetched ones.
The Spider will most likely be a no-brainer. Anderson Silva had one of the most dominant runs during his Middleweight championship reign. He defended his belt ten times and was undefeated for six years.
Hate him or love him, Jon Jones is the best light heavyweight fighter of all time. Jones is a two-time champ, defended his belt in his division, and has made the elite look average. At some point, we will see Jones make his debut as a heavyweight.
DJ is the most underrated champion of the UFC. Mighty Mouse beat everyone the flyweight division had to offer before being dethroned by Henry Cejudo in a contentious decision loss. Despite that, DJ beat Silva for the most title defenses in UFC history. Though he is fighting in Asia with One Fighting Championship, Johnson carried the flyweight division for years.
When talking about dominance, you cannot forget about Khabib. Khabib went 29-0 before retiring after the passing of his father. He dominated just about everyone he fought. He utilized his smothering style en route to three title defenses.
Georges St. Pierre
GSP was a pioneer of MMA. He was the first fighter to adopt a multi-disciplinary fighting style looking to hone his skills in the octagon. He dominated the welterweight division as champ and eventually captured the middleweight title from Michael Bisping.
Though Couture may be far-fetched due to his relationship with UFC president Dana White, the ageless wonder represented the UFC with poise. He is a six-time champion, a Hall-of-Famer, and a true pioneer of the sport we know now.
We are seeing a career resurgence from Aldo. However, we cannot discredit his reign of terror in the WEC and UFC. He was one of the pound-for-pound best fighters in the world. He will fight Rob Font next.
Ronda Rousey is a Hall-of-Famer. She is responsible for the growth of Womens’ MMA. The olympian was the inaugural Womens’ bantamweight champion. She is the first female inductee of the UFC hall of fame.
Despite some of his faults, no one can deny the impact of the notorious one. He is the first double champ in UFC history. He is one of the first crossover stars in MMA. Anything McGregor touches turns to gold.
Amanda Nunes is dominating two divisions. Her next fight is against Julianna Peña. She not only beat some of the best of the best but has made them look average. She is the greatest Women’s MMA fighter of all time.
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