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The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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

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 famous 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 and have come up through the UFC organization, while others can be considered MMA pioneers. Some, like Chuck Liddell, have become pop culture icons and UFC legends 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 & UFC 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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The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time Athletes
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    Saint-Isidore, Montérégie, Quebec

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    Rubizhne, Ukraine

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    São Paulo, Brazil

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    Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

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    Everett, Washington, United States of America

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    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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    Rochester, New York, United States of America

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    Downey, California, United States of America

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    Hillsboro, Illinois, United States of America

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    Tilburg, Netherlands

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    Curitiba, Brazil

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    Kailua, Hawaii, United States of America

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    Vinkovci, Croatia

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    Jose Aldo Manaus, Brazil

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    Macon, Georgia, United States of America

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    Vitória da Conquista, Brazil

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    Salinas, California, United States of America

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    Katagami, Japan

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    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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    Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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    Coldwater, Michigan, United States of America

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    Conor McGregor Dublin, Ireland

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    Isla Vista, California, United States of America

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    Salvador, Brazil

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    often listed & added by TimVaughn
    Webster, South Dakota, United States of America

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    Santa Monica, California, United States of America

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    Zolochiv, Ukraine

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    Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

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    Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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    Fremont, Ohio, United States of America

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    Sierra Vista, Arizona, United States of America

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    Toms River, New Jersey, United States of America

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    Curitiba, Brazil

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    Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

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    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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    Huntington Beach, California, United States of America

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    Ranked High on Reranks & added by geyyy
    Portland, Oregon, United States of America

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    often listed
    Huntington Beach, California, United States of America

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    Dominick Cruz Tucson, Arizona

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    Nick Diaz

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    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

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    Lafayette, Louisiana, United States of America

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    Sarov, Russia

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    Sandusky, Ohio, United States of America

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    Demetrious Johnson Madisonville, Kentucky, USA

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    Davenport, Iowa, United States of America

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    South Auckland

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    Niagara Falls, New York, United States of America

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    Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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