Conor McGregor believes there’s presently a debate available about who’s the best fighter in MMA historical past. When all is alleged and achieved, although, he’s will probably be a closed case.
McGregor (22-Four MMA, 10-2 UFC) insists he’ll go down as the highest fighter ever seen within the sport, along with his accomplishments outlasting these of Jon Jones, Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva.
“The Infamous” took to Twitter on Saturday morning and posted a thread breaking down the place he feels every man stands within the argument of best of all time. He detailed his perspective on the accomplishments of every man, however within the lengthy sport doesn’t suppose anybody will stack as much as what he’s already achieved and intends to do going ahead (through Twitter):
The array of finishes, throughout 2 divisions, with champion standing in 1, Anderson Silva is No.1 MMA GOAT.
My array of finishes, throughout Three divisions, with champion standing in 2, I’m No.2. If not tied 1.
Nevertheless nonetheless energetic, No.1 is totally secured by profession finish. And simply.
Readability on Silva’s earlier no.1 spot. Most stylistic finishes on resume. Entrance kicks to face. Up elbow (albeit outdoors UFC) Thai plum knees resulting in damaged facial bones. Lengthy checklist of jaw dropping finishes. Myself/Anderson have probably the most thrilling/essential finishes within the sport!
GSP is in at 3. A lot much less array of finishes however champion standing in 2. He’s far behind although. Causes = Left 170 after a lot harm taken+questionable resolution. By no means re-engaged 170lb successors. Bottled Anderson struggle. Solely moved when one eyed fighter offered. Performed secure.
Jon is 4. Perhaps tied 3. Extra array of finishes than Three and nonetheless energetic, however champion standing in simply 1. Causes = A number of lacklustre resolution performances + questionable resolution win. Making an attempt to secure play HW entry/avoiding its champion.
McGregor presents somehwhat affordable arguments. St-Pierre is retired from MMA and therefor unlikely so as to add any additional credentials. Silva is 45, and whereas he intends to have not less than two extra fights, has seen many losses lately. Jones, in the meantime, remains to be very a lot on prime of the sport, holding the UFC mild heavyweight belt and teasing a transfer to heavyweight.
When the GOAT dialogue comes up, Jones and Silva are sometimes discredited due to the actual fact they’ve each examined constructive for banned substances at a number of factors of their profession. McGregor acknowledged that, and likewise pointed to his resume that features wins over a number of fights who’ve flagged for performance-enhancing medication.
I didn’t mentions PED outcomes on a number of entrants, though that makes me the clear present No.1 MMA GOAT, together with nonetheless being energetic.
Though it shames, in addition to places all runs+finishes in full doubt, I’ve snored a number of juice heads.
A real GOAT should do all of it.
At 31, McGregor nonetheless has time to attain a lot extra within the sport. Now it simply stays to be seen when and the place the Irishman steps again within the octagon.