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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
2,232 1,043
Georges St-Pierre is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

2
1,461 1,009
Jon Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 31

3
2,463 1,059
Anderson Silva is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

4
1,321 869
Royce Gracie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 52

5
2,577 974
Fedor Emelianenko is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

6
439 176
Khabib Nurmagomedov is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

7
627 312
Daniel Cormier is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
FrankMades added age 39

8
1,459 732
Chuck Liddell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 49

9
1,244 634
Randy Couture is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 55

10
599 234
Demetrious Johnson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

11
1,139 600
Matt Hughes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 45

12
913 576
Dan Henderson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 48

13
485 964
Brock Lesnar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
TimVaughn added age 41

14
1,201 930
Conor McGregor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
geyyy added Conor McGregor

15
755 427
Cain Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

16
1,077 566
Bas Rutten is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 53

17
959 551
B.J. Penn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 40

18
767 497
José Aldo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 32

19
962 557
Mirko Filipović is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

20
142 466
Chris Leben is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
geyyy added age 38

21
785 601
Wanderlei Silva is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

22
559 388
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

23
357 239
Frankie Edgar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
GaryCasteel added age 37

24
484 419
Dan Severn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 60

25
535 341
Vitor Belfort is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
DanielRichman added age 41

26
675 703
Ken Shamrock is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 54

27
251 171
Ronda Rousey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 31

28
456 278
Maurício Rua is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 37

29
577 366
Quinton Jackson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

30
618 283
Lyoto Machida is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
DanielRichman added age 40

31
477 350
Forrest Griffin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

32
565 420
Kazushi Sakuraba is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

33
427 350
Urijah Faber is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 39

34
390 260
Dominick Cruz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Dominick Cruz

35
355 231
Nate Diaz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 33

36
240 51
Stipe Miocic is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Eric Scott Killough added Stipe Miocic

37
257 186
Michael Bisping is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
wiabux added age 39

38
445 420
Tito Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 43

39
257 68
Robbie Lawler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 36

40
466 293
Don Frye is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 53

41
76 56
Gegard Mousasi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

42
233 153
Andrei Arlovski is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

43
440 265
Frank Mir is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
DanielRichman added age 39

44
376 324
Rich Franklin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 44

45
97 154
Ben Askren is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
张学圆 added age 34

46
152 194
Chael Sonnen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
hellodalai added age 41

47
195 98
Fabrício Werdum is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

48
346 404
Rickson Gracie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

49
200 167
Alistair Overeem is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
JeremyAdrianNewman added age 38

50
385 387
Frank Shamrock is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time