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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
2,142 1,003
Georges St-Pierre is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

2
1,395 940
Jon Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 31

3
2,375 1,032
Anderson Silva is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

4
1,282 829
Royce Gracie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 52

5
2,505 953
Fedor Emelianenko is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

6
366 126
Khabib Nurmagomedov is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

7
574 280
Daniel Cormier is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
FrankMades added age 39

8
1,407 711
Chuck Liddell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 49

9
1,208 618
Randy Couture is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 55

10
550 215
Demetrious Johnson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

11
1,098 586
Matt Hughes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 45

12
883 556
Dan Henderson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 48

13
472 889
Brock Lesnar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
TimVaughn added age 41

14
1,138 886
Conor McGregor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
geyyy added Conor McGregor

15
720 411
Cain Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

16
1,044 549
Bas Rutten is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 53

17
735 477
José Aldo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 32

18
920 540
B.J. Penn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 40

19
935 541
Mirko Filipović is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

20
135 419
Chris Leben is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
geyyy added age 38

21
759 585
Wanderlei Silva is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

22
542 374
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

23
338 225
Frankie Edgar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
GaryCasteel added age 37

24
469 404
Dan Severn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 60

25
513 327
Vitor Belfort is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
DanielRichman added age 41

26
226 146
Ronda Rousey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 31

27
655 688
Ken Shamrock is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 54

28
437 268
Maurício Rua is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 37

29
558 358
Quinton Jackson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

30
595 275
Lyoto Machida is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
DanielRichman added age 40

31
460 338
Forrest Griffin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

32
550 407
Kazushi Sakuraba is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

33
412 334
Urijah Faber is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 39

34
375 251
Dominick Cruz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Dominick Cruz

35
337 210
Nate Diaz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 33

36
69 43
Gegard Mousasi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

37
233 177
Michael Bisping is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
wiabux added age 39

38
239 62
Robbie Lawler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 36

39
428 407
Tito Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 43

40
449 286
Don Frye is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 53

41
426 254
Frank Mir is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
DanielRichman added age 39

42
219 145
Andrei Arlovski is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

43
216 44
Stipe Miocic is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Eric Scott Killough added Stipe Miocic

44
89 135
Ben Askren is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
张学圆 added age 34

45
185 88
Fabrício Werdum is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

46
363 314
Rich Franklin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 44

47
141 181
Chael Sonnen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
hellodalai added age 41

48
341 389
Rickson Gracie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

49
234 258
Anthony Pettis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
DanielRichman added age 31

50
189 154
Alistair Overeem is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
JeremyAdrianNewman added age 38