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List Rules 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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1
1,716 834
Georges St-Pierre is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

2
2,082 843
Anderson Silva is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

3
2,196 787
Fedor Emelianenko is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

4
1,092 743
Jon Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Jon Jones age 31

5
1,094 675
Royce Gracie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Royce Gracie age 51

6
1,213 571
Chuck Liddell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Chuck Liddell age 49

7
1,048 512
Randy Couture is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Randy Couture age 54

8
757 433
Dan Henderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Dan Henderson age 47

9
879 625
Conor McGregor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
geyyy added Conor McGregor

10
954 491
Matt Hughes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Matt Hughes age 44

11
951 442
Bas Rutten is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Bas Rutten age 52

12
789 452
B.J. Penn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
B.J. Penn age 39

13
593 375
José Aldo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Jose Aldo age 31

14
837 460
Mirko Filipović is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

MMA's Greatest Heavyweights Of All Time

15
366 149
Demetrious Johnson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

16
678 488
Wanderlei Silva is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

17
591 322
Cain Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

18
487 303
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

19
375 648
Brock Lesnar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
TimVaughn added Brock Lesnar age 41

20
311 202
Daniel Cormier is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
FrankMades added Daniel Cormier age 38

21
591 609
Ken Shamrock is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Ken Shamrock age 53

The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now

22
438 275
Vitor Belfort is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
DanielRichman added Vitor Belfort age 40

23
413 349
Dan Severn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Dan Severn age 59

24
385 223
Maurício Rua is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Maurício Rua age 36

25
504 356
Kazushi Sakuraba is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

26
274 169
Frankie Edgar is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
GaryCasteel added Frankie Edgar age 36

27
494 318
Quinton Jackson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

28
402 288
Forrest Griffin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

The Best Current Welterweights Fighting in MMA

29
523 239
Lyoto Machida is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
DanielRichman added Lyoto Machida age 39

30
252 144
Nate Diaz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Nate Diaz age 32

31
344 291
Urijah Faber is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Urijah Faber age 38

32
292 216
Dominick Cruz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Dominick Cruz

33
399 248
Don Frye is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Don Frye age 52

34
85 315
Chris Leben is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
geyyy added Chris Leben age 37

35
365 367
Tito Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Tito Ortiz age 42

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

36
162 134
Michael Bisping is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
wiabux added Michael Bisping age 38

37
314 343
Rickson Gracie is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

38
322 282
Rich Franklin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Rich Franklin age 43

39
372 222
Frank Mir is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
DanielRichman added Frank Mir age 38

40
292 337
Igor Vovchanchyn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

41
307 251
Mark Coleman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Mark Coleman age 53

42
332 346
Frank Shamrock is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

The Best Current Middleweights Fighting in MMA

43
102 127
Chael Sonnen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
hellodalai added Chael Sonnen age 40

44
183 116
Andrei Arlovski is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

45
167 36
Robbie Lawler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Robbie Lawler age 35

46
139 66
Fabrício Werdum is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

47
39 119
Justin Gaethje is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
hellodalai added Justin Gaethje age 27

48
119 25
Stipe Miocic is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Eric Scott Killough added Stipe Miocic

49
447 256
Nick Diaz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Nick Diaz

50
55 39
Conor Mcgregor is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Conor Mcgregor