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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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2
1,786 681
Anderson Silva is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

3
1,904 653
Fedor Emelianenko is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

4
855 578
Jon Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Jon Jones age 30

5
925 567
Royce Gracie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Royce Gracie age 51

6
647 425
Conor McGregor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
geyyy added Conor McGregor

7
1,026 464
Chuck Liddell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Chuck Liddell age 48

8
899 423
Randy Couture is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Randy Couture age 54

9
635 331
Dan Henderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Dan Henderson age 47

10
819 433
Matt Hughes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Matt Hughes age 44

11
850 372
Bas Rutten is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Bas Rutten age 52

12
485 298
José Aldo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Jose Aldo age 31

13
675 387
B.J. Penn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
B.J. Penn age 39

14
725 392
Mirko Filipović is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

15
603 418
Wanderlei Silva is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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232 103
Demetrious Johnson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

17
486 273
Cain Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

18
301 487
Brock Lesnar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
TimVaughn added Brock Lesnar age 40

19
430 255
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

20
525 526
Ken Shamrock is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Ken Shamrock age 53

21
194 147
Daniel Cormier is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
FrankMades added Daniel Cormier age 38

22
377 230
Vitor Belfort is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
DanielRichman added Vitor Belfort age 40

23
438 272
Quinton Jackson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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366 312
Dan Severn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Dan Severn age 59

25
458 316
Kazushi Sakuraba is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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347 249
Forrest Griffin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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462 205
Lyoto Machida is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
DanielRichman added Lyoto Machida age 39

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203 136
Frankie Edgar is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
GaryCasteel added Frankie Edgar age 36

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333 194
Maurício Rua is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Maurício Rua age 36

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77 238
Chris Leben is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
geyyy added Chris Leben age 37

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379 227
Nick Diaz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Nick Diaz

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177 94
Nate Diaz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Nate Diaz age 32

33
291 258
Urijah Faber is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Urijah Faber age 38

34
337 221
Don Frye is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Don Frye age 52

35
228 193
Dominick Cruz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Dominick Cruz

36
285 255
Rich Franklin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Rich Franklin age 43

37
320 192
Frank Mir is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
DanielRichman added Frank Mir age 38

38
309 327
Tito Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Tito Ortiz age 42

39
281 311
Rickson Gracie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

40
277 297
Igor Vovchanchyn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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66 79
Chael Sonnen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
hellodalai added Chael Sonnen age 40

42
297 312
Frank Shamrock is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

43
101 94
Michael Bisping is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
wiabux added Michael Bisping age 38

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278 222
Mark Coleman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Mark Coleman age 53

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28 71
Justin Gaethje is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
hellodalai added Justin Gaethje age 27

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144 93
Andrei Arlovski is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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99 24
Robbie Lawler is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Robbie Lawler age 35

48
98 47
Fabrício Werdum is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time

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177 187
Anthony Pettis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
DanielRichman added Anthony Pettis age 30

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257 266
Renzo Gracie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time
Renzo Gracie age 50