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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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1,667 816
Georges St-Pierre is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

2
2,047 823
Anderson Silva is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

3
2,166 764
Fedor Emelianenko is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

4
1,059 723
Jon Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Jon Jones age 31

5
1,074 656
Royce Gracie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Royce Gracie age 51

6
1,188 552
Chuck Liddell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Chuck Liddell age 49

7
1,025 502
Randy Couture is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Randy Couture age 54

8
736 418
Dan Henderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Dan Henderson age 47

9
854 601
Conor McGregor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
geyyy added Conor McGregor

10
935 480
Matt Hughes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Matt Hughes age 44

11
934 432
Bas Rutten is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Bas Rutten age 52

12
582 362
José Aldo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Jose Aldo age 31

13
771 441
B.J. Penn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
B.J. Penn age 39

14
827 445
Mirko Filipović is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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15
352 138
Demetrious Johnson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

16
665 474
Wanderlei Silva is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

17
576 310
Cain Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

18
481 293
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

19
363 624
Brock Lesnar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
TimVaughn added Brock Lesnar age 41

20
290 194
Daniel Cormier is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
FrankMades added Daniel Cormier age 38

21
576 595
Ken Shamrock is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Ken Shamrock age 53

The Best Current Heavyweights Fighting in MMA

22
426 265
Vitor Belfort is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
DanielRichman added Vitor Belfort age 40

23
376 214
Maurício Rua is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Maurício Rua age 36

24
498 350
Kazushi Sakuraba is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

25
267 161
Frankie Edgar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
GaryCasteel added Frankie Edgar age 36

26
403 342
Dan Severn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Dan Severn age 59

27
483 311
Quinton Jackson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

28
396 278
Forrest Griffin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in MMA

29
510 232
Lyoto Machida is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
DanielRichman added Lyoto Machida age 39

30
241 135
Nate Diaz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Nate Diaz age 32

31
85 299
Chris Leben is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
geyyy added Chris Leben age 37

32
339 282
Urijah Faber is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Urijah Faber age 38

33
390 242
Don Frye is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Don Frye age 52

34
283 213
Dominick Cruz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Dominick Cruz

35
353 360
Tito Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Tito Ortiz age 42

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36
156 126
Michael Bisping is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
wiabux added Michael Bisping age 38

37
309 336
Rickson Gracie is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

38
318 276
Rich Franklin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Rich Franklin age 43

39
366 215
Frank Mir is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
DanielRichman added Frank Mir age 38

40
303 242
Mark Coleman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Mark Coleman age 53

41
288 329
Igor Vovchanchyn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

42
324 338
Frank Shamrock is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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96 119
Chael Sonnen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
hellodalai added Chael Sonnen age 40

44
176 112
Andrei Arlovski is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

45
134 61
Fabrício Werdum is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

46
156 34
Robbie Lawler is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Robbie Lawler age 35

47
38 107
Justin Gaethje is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
hellodalai added Justin Gaethje age 27

48
107 23
Stipe Miocic is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Eric Scott Killough added Stipe Miocic

49
434 252
Nick Diaz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Nick Diaz

50
38 33
Conor Mcgregor is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Conor Mcgregor