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

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

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Fedor Emelianenko is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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Jon Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Jon Jones age 31

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

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

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

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817 491
Dan Henderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Dan Henderson age 48

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Conor McGregor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
geyyy added Conor McGregor

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

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José Aldo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Jose Aldo age 32

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B.J. Penn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
B.J. Penn age 40

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Bas Rutten is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Bas Rutten age 53

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Demetrious Johnson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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Mirko Filipović is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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Wanderlei Silva is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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Daniel Cormier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
FrankMades added Daniel Cormier age 39

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Cain Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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

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Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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Ken Shamrock is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Ken Shamrock age 54

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Vitor Belfort is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
DanielRichman added Vitor Belfort age 41

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Dan Severn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Dan Severn age 60

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Maurício Rua is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Maurício Rua age 37

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Frankie Edgar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
GaryCasteel added Frankie Edgar age 37

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Kazushi Sakuraba is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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Quinton Jackson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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Forrest Griffin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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Lyoto Machida is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
DanielRichman added Lyoto Machida age 40

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Nate Diaz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Nate Diaz age 33

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Dominick Cruz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Dominick Cruz

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

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Don Frye is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Don Frye age 53

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Tito Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Tito Ortiz age 43

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

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Chris Leben is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
geyyy added Chris Leben age 38

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Rich Franklin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Rich Franklin age 44

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Rickson Gracie is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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

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Frank Shamrock is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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Mark Coleman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Mark Coleman age 54

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Igor Vovchanchyn is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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Chael Sonnen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
hellodalai added Chael Sonnen age 41

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Andrei Arlovski is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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Robbie Lawler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Robbie Lawler age 36

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

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

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Conor Mcgregor is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Conor Mcgregor

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Justin Gaethje is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
hellodalai added Justin Gaethje age 27

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Nick Diaz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Nick Diaz