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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
2,079 982
Georges St-Pierre is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

2
1,346 910
Jon Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 31

3
2,333 1,007
Anderson Silva is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

4
1,252 808
Royce Gracie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 52

5
2,464 921
Fedor Emelianenko is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

6
526 259
Daniel Cormier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
FrankMades added age 39

7
1,374 692
Chuck Liddell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 49

8
311 96
Khabib Nurmagomedov is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

9
1,179 605
Randy Couture is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 55

10
1,079 572
Matt Hughes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 45

11
524 203
Demetrious Johnson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

12
858 543
Dan Henderson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 48

13
1,101 855
Conor McGregor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
geyyy added Conor McGregor

14
452 846
Brock Lesnar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
TimVaughn added age 41

15
1,030 538
Bas Rutten is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 53

16
691 395
Cain Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

17
899 531
B.J. Penn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 40

18
717 466
José Aldo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 32

19
916 532
Mirko Filipović is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

20
749 566
Wanderlei Silva is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

21
537 369
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

22
117 397
Chris Leben is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
geyyy added age 38

23
501 324
Vitor Belfort is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
DanielRichman added age 41

24
330 219
Frankie Edgar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
GaryCasteel added age 37

25
646 684
Ken Shamrock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 54

26
462 399
Dan Severn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 60

27
432 265
Maurício Rua is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 37

28
552 355
Quinton Jackson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

29
458 332
Forrest Griffin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

30
546 402
Kazushi Sakuraba is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

31
589 269
Lyoto Machida is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
DanielRichman added age 40

32
396 330
Urijah Faber is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 39

33
364 246
Dominick Cruz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Dominick Cruz

34
331 202
Nate Diaz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 33

35
227 173
Michael Bisping is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
wiabux added age 39

36
422 405
Tito Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 43

37
441 285
Don Frye is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 53

38
233 59
Robbie Lawler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 36

39
422 251
Frank Mir is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
DanielRichman added age 39

40
82 129
Ben Askren is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
张学圆 added age 34

41
360 312
Rich Franklin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 44

42
137 178
Chael Sonnen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
hellodalai added age 41

43
181 87
Fabrício Werdum is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

44
337 388
Rickson Gracie is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

45
230 257
Anthony Pettis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
DanielRichman added age 31

46
201 43
Stipe Miocic is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Eric Scott Killough added Stipe Miocic

47
367 378
Frank Shamrock is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

48
182 153
Alistair Overeem is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
JeremyAdrianNewman added age 38

49
336 287
Mark Coleman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
age 54

50
216 142
Andrei Arlovski is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time