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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
2,438 1,136
Georges St-Pierre is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

2
1,636 1,140
Jon Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 31

3
2,659 1,127
Anderson Silva is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

4
1,427 975
Royce Gracie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 52

5
2,722 1,046
Fedor Emelianenko is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

6
567 287
Khabib Nurmagomedov is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

7
742 396
Daniel Cormier is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
FrankMades added age 39

8
1,558 803
Chuck Liddell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 49

9
1,326 685
Randy Couture is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 55

10
694 280
Demetrious Johnson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

11
1,225 650
Matt Hughes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 45

12
1,346 1,029
Conor McGregor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
geyyy added Conor McGregor

13
529 1,107
Brock Lesnar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
TimVaughn added age 41

14
966 635
Dan Henderson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 48

15
827 480
Cain Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

16
858 533
José Aldo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 32

17
1,136 613
Bas Rutten is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 53

18
1,023 597
B.J. Penn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 40

19
1,021 604
Mirko Filipović is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

20
158 544
Chris Leben is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
geyyy added age 38

21
839 629
Wanderlei Silva is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

22
587 423
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

23
318 217
Ronda Rousey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 32

24
387 276
Frankie Edgar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
GaryCasteel added age 37

25
513 463
Dan Severn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 60