The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time Athletes
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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 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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    the people's #1 & most listed 1976

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    1975

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    1981

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    1966

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    1963

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    1973

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    ranked low on reranks 1965

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    1987

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    1958

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    1974

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1972

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    ranked low on reranks 1978

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1967

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    ranked low on reranks & added by DanielRichman 1978

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    1982

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    Jose Aldo 9/9/1986

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    ranked low on reranks 1981

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    added by DanielRichman 1977

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    added by DanielRichman 1979

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    1979

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    ranked low on reranks Nick Diaz

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    ranked low on reranks & added by DanielRichman 1974

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1970

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    ranked low on reranks & added by DanielRichman

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    added by DanielRichman 1976

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