Conor McGregor poses during a ceremonial weigh-in for the UFC 246 mixed martial arts bout, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Las Vegas. McGregor is scheduled to fight Donald

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Conor McGregor has shared his record of the best combined martial arts fighters of all time, which surprisingly would not function himself in sole possession of the highest spot. 

In a Twitter thread, McGregor proclaimed Anderson Silva as the very best MMA fighter ever—although the Infamous did discover a approach to wiggle his manner right into a tie for No. 1 spotbased mostly on standards that features array of finishes, success in a number of weight courses and profitable a championship in at the very least one weight class:

There are definitely methods to poke holes in McGregor’s argument and standards. As an example, his 2-1 report as a welterweight would not look as spectacular since one win got here in January in opposition to Donald Cerrone, who was as soon as a prime fighter within the division however has misplaced his final 4 fights. 

McGregor has received titles as a featherweight and light-weight, however he is by no means efficiently defended a championship in UFC. 

Based mostly on their head-to-head matchup at UFC 229, Khabib Nurmagomedov is a greater light-weight than McGregor at this level. 

Simply wanting on the quantity of finishes on McGregor’s resume, his argument does maintain water. The Irish famous person has received 19 of his 22 profession fights by knockout or TKO. He ended Jose Aldo’s nine-year undefeated streak in 2015 with a 13-second knockout at UFC 194 to win the featherweight title. 

So long as McGregor continues his profession for the foreseeable future, he might construct a resume that fairly makes him the best combined martial artist in historical past.