Lately, UFC celebrity Conor McGregor began his personal “GOAT Thread,” during which he listed a number of elite blended martial artists from the UFC. Whereas many followers agree that Demetrious Johnson is the best of all time, he didn’t even make it to McGregor’s prime 4, and right here’s why!
A number of hours in the past, McGregor despatched the MMA followers on Twitter in a frenzy. “The Infamous” disclosed his listing of the Biggest Fighters of All Time.
Whereas Anderson Silva topped the listing, McGregor positioned himself second to Silva. He later clarified that Silva is on the prime due to the variety of finishes in his profession. Jon Jones positioned at #3, adopted by Georges St-Pierre at #4.
One query that bothered most followers was “The place does Demetrious Johnson match into all of this?”
Conor McGregor feedback on Demetrious Johnson’s profession
When a Twitter person named Eoin O’Leary known as McGregor’s listing “nonsense,” he was fast to answer Leary. The Irishman mentioned:
Love Mighty Mouse. At all times give him credit score. One of the vital expert! However in a restricted competitors division, he finally left the highest tier organisation after dropping a match that was then 1-1. Plus he misplaced his up weight world title try in opposition to Dominic Cruz.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) Could 23, 2020
Though Johnson is without doubt one of the most expert blended martial artists on the planet, McGregor mentioned that he competed in a division the place there was restricted competitors.
However is it true?
Henry Cejudo, one of many biggest fight sports activities athletes of all time, began from the flyweight division. Moreover him, there are different prime abilities like Joseph Benavidez—who beat Cejudo—after which you’ve Deiveson Figueiredo who defeated Benavidez.
Critics might name it MMA Math however one can not disagree that the decrease weight courses have a number of the most gifted athletes. So far as DJ’s legacy is worried, he did lose to Dominick Cruz years in the past, in a distinct weight class.
His loss to Cejudo was a razor-thin determination that would have gone both method. Some analysts consider that DJ may need received that bout.
Other than that Demetrious broke Anderson Silva’s report for probably the most title defenses. Moreover, he additionally received the ONE Championship Flyweight Grand-Prix. It’s price noting that flyweight is 135 lbs—bantamweight within the UFC—in ONE FC.
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