The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time Athletes

The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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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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    Saint-Isidore, Montérégie, Quebec

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    Rubizhne, Ukraine

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    São Paulo, Brazil

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    USA, California, Santa Barbara

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    Everett, USA, Washington

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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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    Brazil, Curitiba

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    USA, Hawaii, Kailua

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    Vinkovci, Croatia

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    Manaus, Brazil

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    Vitória da Conquista, Brazil

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    Macon, Georgia, United States of America

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    Salinas, California, United States of America

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    Conor McGregor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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    Conor McGregor Dublin, Ireland

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    Katagami, Japan

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    Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

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    Tennessee, USA, Memphis

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    Salvador, Brazil

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    Isla Vista, California, United States of America

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    Michigan, USA, Coldwater

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    Toms River, New Jersey, United States of America

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    Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

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    Brazil, Curitiba

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    Webster, South Dakota, United States of America

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    Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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    Santa Monica, California, United States of America

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    Arizona, USA, Sierra Vista

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    Zolochiv, Second Polish Republic

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    Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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    Fremont, Ohio, United States of America

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    Dominick Cruz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time


    Dominick Cruz Tucson, Arizona

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    Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

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    Huntington Beach, California, United States of America

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    Nick Diaz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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    Nick Diaz

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    Madisonville, Kentucky, USA

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    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

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    Huntington Beach, California, USA

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    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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    Davenport, Iowa, United States of America

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    Oregon, USA, Portland

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    Babruysk, Belarus

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    Lafayette, Louisiana, United States of America

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    Sandusky, Ohio, United States of America

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    Sarov, Russia

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    Chris Weidman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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    Chris Weidman

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    South Auckland

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