The latest launch of The Final Dance, Netflix’s docu-mini collection on NBA tremendous star Michael Jordan and his closing season with the Chicago Bulls has supplied an ideal platform to reignite the longstanding water cooler debate of all sports activities followers: who’s the best of all time.

Baseball has Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, and Barry Bonds. For hockey, there’s Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, and Bobby Orr. Michael Jordan battles for his declare alongside Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and LeBron James amongst many others.

For a sport as younger as MMA, although, the pantheon of all-time legends is way much less settled. Georges St-Pierre simply bought his UFC Corridor of Fame spot, and Anderson Silva & Jon Jones appear to be shoo-ins, even when each males include a possible asterisk. Conor McGregor is certainly the most well-liked star MMA has ever seen. And not too long ago, the previous two-division champion took to social media to place collectively his personal MMA Mount Rushmore—one which, unsurprisingly, options him in distinguished place.

McGregor did add a little bit of a footnote on his emotions about potential PED use and drug take a look at failures, one thing that has plagued each Jones’ & Silva’s latest careers. With these issues in consideration, he feels there’s no different choice than to put himself as MMA’s unquestioned GOAT.

Some followers could also be questioning, nevertheless, ‘What about Demetrious Johnson?’ ‘What about Khabib Nurmagomedov?’ ‘Mighty Mouse’ holds declare to the longest string of consecutive title defenses in UFC historical past. However, to McGregor’s mind-set, the depth merely isn’t there.

And as for Nurmagomedov—the person who dominated McGregor to a 4th spherical submission win again in 2018? Apparently, the ‘Eagle’ has much more work to do if he needs a spot on this listing.

It’s all subjective, clearly, nevertheless it’d be good to see slightly love thrown Fedor Emelianenko’s means. In any case, again within the early 2000s, he appeared like MMA’s unquestioned best of all time—even when he’s picked up a number of losses within the decade since.