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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
1,984 955
Georges St-Pierre is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

2
2,279 967
Anderson Silva is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

3
1,275 865
Jon Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 31

4
2,404 884
Fedor Emelianenko is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

5
1,205 773
Royce Gracie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 52

6
1,341 657
Chuck Liddell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 49

7
1,150 584
Randy Couture is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 55

8
1,053 551
Matt Hughes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 45

9
838 513
Dan Henderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 48

10
1,055 794
Conor McGregor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
geyyy added Conor McGregor

11
464 240
Daniel Cormier is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
FrankMades added age 39

12
667 375
Cain Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

13
481 184
Demetrious Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

14
875 508
B.J. Penn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 40

15
690 445
José Aldo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 32

16
1,010 518
Bas Rutten is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 53

17
234 69
Khabib Nurmagomedov is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

18
895 518
Mirko Filipović is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

19
430 793
Brock Lesnar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
TimVaughn added age 41

20
731 546
Wanderlei Silva is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

21
525 353
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

22
632 666
Ken Shamrock is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 54

23
487 310
Vitor Belfort is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
DanielRichman added age 41

24
314 207
Frankie Edgar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
GaryCasteel added age 37

25
105 369
Chris Leben is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
geyyy added age 38

26
424 253
Maurício Rua is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 37

27
538 390
Kazushi Sakuraba is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

28
451 387
Dan Severn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 60

29
448 322
Forrest Griffin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

30
541 347
Quinton Jackson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

31
577 263
Lyoto Machida is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
DanielRichman added age 40

32
387 318
Urijah Faber is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 39

33
349 238
Dominick Cruz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Dominick Cruz

34
314 192
Nate Diaz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 33

35
411 395
Tito Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 43

36
438 276
Don Frye is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 53

37
214 168
Michael Bisping is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
wiabux added age 39

38
220 55
Robbie Lawler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 36

39
130 170
Chael Sonnen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
hellodalai added age 41

40
353 305
Rich Franklin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 44

41
411 247
Frank Mir is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
DanielRichman added age 39

42
334 382
Rickson Gracie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

43
363 373
Frank Shamrock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

44
332 281
Mark Coleman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 54

45
307 367
Igor Vovchanchyn is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

46
213 138
Andrei Arlovski is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

47
224 251
Anthony Pettis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
DanielRichman added age 31

48
186 41
Stipe Miocic is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Eric Scott Killough added Stipe Miocic

49
131 86
Conor Mcgregor is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Conor Mcgregor

50
172 84
Fabrício Werdum is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time