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

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1,910 749
Anderson Silva is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

3
950 649
Jon Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Jon Jones age 30

4
2,031 705
Fedor Emelianenko is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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997 606
Royce Gracie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Royce Gracie age 51

6
1,110 498
Chuck Liddell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Chuck Liddell age 48

7
964 458
Randy Couture is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Randy Couture age 54

8
683 365
Dan Henderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Dan Henderson age 47

9
759 508
Conor McGregor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
geyyy added Conor McGregor

10
882 451
Matt Hughes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Matt Hughes age 44

11
892 400
Bas Rutten is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Bas Rutten age 52

12
723 414
B.J. Penn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
B.J. Penn age 39

13
537 322
José Aldo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Jose Aldo age 31

14
788 414
Mirko Filipović is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

15
632 445
Wanderlei Silva is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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297 118
Demetrious Johnson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

17
531 290
Cain Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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331 553
Brock Lesnar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
TimVaughn added Brock Lesnar age 40

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460 271
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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546 559
Ken Shamrock is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Ken Shamrock age 53

21
235 168
Daniel Cormier is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
FrankMades added Daniel Cormier age 38

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405 240
Vitor Belfort is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
DanielRichman added Vitor Belfort age 40

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238 143
Frankie Edgar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
GaryCasteel added Frankie Edgar age 36

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383 328
Dan Severn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Dan Severn age 59

25
457 291
Quinton Jackson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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370 266
Forrest Griffin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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475 335
Kazushi Sakuraba is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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489 218
Lyoto Machida is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
DanielRichman added Lyoto Machida age 39

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353 205
Maurício Rua is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Maurício Rua age 36

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82 267
Chris Leben is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
geyyy added Chris Leben age 37

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205 110
Nate Diaz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Nate Diaz age 32

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317 269
Urijah Faber is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Urijah Faber age 38

33
255 204
Dominick Cruz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Dominick Cruz

34
361 232
Don Frye is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Don Frye age 52

35
304 265
Rich Franklin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Rich Franklin age 43

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131 108
Michael Bisping is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
wiabux added Michael Bisping age 38

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344 204
Frank Mir is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
DanielRichman added Frank Mir age 38

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333 342
Tito Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Tito Ortiz age 42

39
84 98
Chael Sonnen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
hellodalai added Chael Sonnen age 40

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294 325
Rickson Gracie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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282 312
Igor Vovchanchyn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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309 326
Frank Shamrock is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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294 230
Mark Coleman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Mark Coleman age 53

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33 89
Justin Gaethje is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
hellodalai added Justin Gaethje age 27

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132 28
Robbie Lawler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Robbie Lawler age 35

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159 103
Andrei Arlovski is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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118 53
Fabrício Werdum is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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189 200
Anthony Pettis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
DanielRichman added Anthony Pettis age 30

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405 243
Nick Diaz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Nick Diaz

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74 18
Stipe Miocic is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Eric Scott Killough added Stipe Miocic