Best Athletes The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time  

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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
2,371 1,108
Georges St-Pierre is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

2
1,580 1,099
Jon Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 31

3
2,602 1,105
Anderson Silva is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

4
1,389 943
Royce Gracie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 52

5
2,671 1,028
Fedor Emelianenko is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

6
525 256
Khabib Nurmagomedov is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

7
707 371
Daniel Cormier is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
FrankMades added age 39

8
1,523 780
Chuck Liddell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 49

9
1,301 667
Randy Couture is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 55

10
663 266
Demetrious Johnson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

11
1,198 634
Matt Hughes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 45

12
950 616
Dan Henderson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 48

13
1,302 999
Conor McGregor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
geyyy added Conor McGregor

14
811 462
Cain Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

15
513 1,063
Brock Lesnar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
TimVaughn added age 41

16
1,123 600
Bas Rutten is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 53

17
833 524
José Aldo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 32

18
1,001 585
B.J. Penn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 40

19
1,005 590
Mirko Filipović is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

20
149 526
Chris Leben is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
geyyy added age 38

21
827 620
Wanderlei Silva is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

22
583 414
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

23
574 358
Vitor Belfort is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
DanielRichman added age 41

24
379 267
Frankie Edgar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
GaryCasteel added age 37

25
506 451
Dan Severn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 60