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The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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The greatest MMA legends of all time are all here on this list. Some of the best MMA fighters have come up from nothing more than street scrappers to become the best fighters in the world. With intense training and tremendous mental and physical focus, these men have earned the title of greatest MMA legend.

Some of the men on the list of the top MMA legends are new to the sport, while others can be considered MMA pioneers. Some, like Chuck Liddell, have become pop culture icons while a fighter like Royce Gracie is considered to be one the toughest MMA fighters to have entered the octagon. All these factors- the toughest MMA fighter, the best grappler in the MMA, the best conditioned MMA fighter- come together to determine what makes the best MMA fighter and who can truly be called the greatest MMA legend of all time.

Who are the greatest MMA fighters of all time? Who are the top MMA legends? What MMA fighter is the best of all time? These are the questions we seek to answer with this votable list of the greatest MMA legends ever, ranked by MMA fans like you. If your favorite MMA fighter isn't on the list, make sure to add him so he can do battle with other MMA athletes as they slug it out for the top spot and title of best MMA fighter ever.

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List Criteria: Please vote for these MMA legends based only on their time in the ring

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      Up 616
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      the people's #1 &most listed
      Fedor Emelianenko

      1976 More
      100
    2. 2
      Up 722
      Down 200
      1975 More
      99
    3. 3
      Up 339
      Down 124
      1981 More
      89
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      Up 263
      Down 142

      often listed
      Chuck Liddell

      1969 More
      84
    5. 5
      Up 311
      Down 190
      1966 More
      84
    6. 6
      Up 283
      Down 159
      1963 More
      84
    7. 7
      Up 349
      Down 137

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      Matt Hughes

      1973 More
      84
    8. 8
      Up 420
      Down 112

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      Bas Rutten

      1965 More
      81
    9. 9
      Up 222
      Down 121
      1976 More
      79
    10. 10
      Up 189
      Down 75
      1970 More
      77
    11. 11
      Up 212
      Down 130

      BJ Penn

      75
    12. 12
      Up 237
      Down 124
      1974 More
      75
    13. 13
      Up 243
      Down 198

      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      Ken Shamrock

      1964 More
      72
    14. 14
      Up 195
      Down 88
      1969 More
      70
    15. 15
      Up 145
      Down 60
      1976 More
      70
    16. 16
      Up 162
      Down 92
      1973 More
      64
    17. 17
      Up 162
      Down 135

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      Jon Jones

      1987 More
      63
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      Up 140
      Down 106
      1958 More
      61
    19. 19
      Up 146
      Down 40

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      Lyoto Machida

      1978 More
      60
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    20. 20
      Up 117
      Down 53

      Jose Aldo

      9/9/1986 More
      60
    21. 21
      Up 120
      Down 60
      1982 More
      60
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      Up 166
      Down 93
      1978 More
      59
    23. 23
      Up 92
      Down 76
      1974 More
      58
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      Up 120
      Down 117
      1972 More
      57
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      Up 90
      Down 70
      1964 More
      57
    26. 26
      Up 119
      Down 62
      1981 More
      56
    27. 27
      Up 135
      Down 106
      1967 More
      56
    28. 28
      Up 131
      Down 115
      1958 More
      54
    29. 29
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      Down 68
      1965 More
      53
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      1979 More
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      Up 82
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      1977 More
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      1967 More
      52
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      Up 84
      Down 47
      1979 More
      51
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      Up 97
      Down 117
      1975 More
      50
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      Nick Diaz

      50
    36. 36
      Up 71
      Down 60
      1979 More
      49
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      Up 67
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      1968 More
      48
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      Up 30
      Down 20
      1974 More
      46
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      Up 61
      Down 117

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      Tank Abbott

      1965 More
      46
    40. 40
      Up 69
      Down 91
      1971 More
      46
    41. 41
      Up 39
      Down 90

      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      Guy Mezger

      1968 More
      44
    42. 42
      Up 63
      Down 83
      1961 More
      42
    43. 43
      Up 35
      Down 62
      1983 More
      42
    44. 44
      Up 25
      Down 83

      often listed
      Matt Lindland

      1970 More
      41
    45. 45
      Up 34
      Down 36
      40
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    46. 46
      Up 33
      Down 62

      Dominick Cruz

      3/9/1985 More
      40
    47. 47
      Up 21
      Down 64
      No image
      1976 More
      40
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      Up 23
      Down 64
      No image
      1966 More
      37
    49. 49
      Up 56
      Down 31
      1978 More
      37
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      Up 33
      Down 65
      No image
      1968 More
      37
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