Conor McGregor has by no means been one for being unsure or skeptical about his place within the UFC. Endlessly headstrong, the Irishman has made it a degree to declare his place as prime canine within the promotion.

The Infamous One lately took to social media to checklist out the best fighters of all time. Nonetheless, we could not utterly concur with the previous two-division champion. Relaxation assured, it doesn’t shock us.

In a sequence of consecutive posts on Twitter, that Conor McGregor so eloquently calls the ‘GOAT THREAD’, he reveals who made the lower and the place they stand, vis-à-vis their place within the UFC.

Ever so humble, McGregor honored Anderson Silva as the best fighter, by assigning the highest spot to the Brazilian. Consequently, he positioned himself at No. 2, “if not tied 1.”

Nonetheless, in a second of readability, the Dubliner launched an edit, bringing Silva down and claiming {that a} sequence of failed drug checks resulted in his downfall. McGregor went on to dub himself because the “clear present No.1 MMA GOAT.”

Silva, Jon Jones, and Georges St-Pierre would rank greater on some other particular person’s checklist in the case of the best MMA fighters in historical past, or at the least within the UFC.

Each Jones and Silva have had frequent run-ins with the regulation and failed drug checks, respectively. Nonetheless, even the worst of transgressions aren’t sufficient to take the ability and pure expertise that they create to the Octagon, away from them.

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The legendary Brazilian southpaw was dealt a sequence of poor palms in direction of the top of his profession. Nonetheless, on the peak of his profession, he defended his title on a number of events.

The Canadian UFC Corridor of Famer dominated over the welterweight division for a very long time earlier than going right into a 4-year-long layoff. Nonetheless, he returned, solely to choose up the middleweight title by submitting Michael Bisping by way of a deadly rear-naked choke.

Regardless of the consistency of his controversial actions, Jones has reigned over the light-heavyweight division for years on finish. As well as, following Francis Ngannou’s latest win over Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Bones has struck a rivalry, of kinds with The Predator. Nonetheless, Jones has run into some points with the promotion concerning his compensation to tackle Ngannou.

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Regardless of McGregor’s achievements in two weight lessons, it’s extremely unlikely for anybody to position McGregor forward of the aforementioned fighters.

The Irish southpaw skilled a meteoric rise within the featherweight and light-weight divisions, having subdued Jose Aldo and Eddie Alvarez, respectively. Nonetheless, his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov again in 2018 raised a number of doubts about his greatness.

Following his stupefying efficiency in opposition to Donald Cerrone early this 12 months, many have been speculating in regards to the 31-year-old settling in on the welterweight degree for good.

If McGregor had been to reach the welterweight division, he might be inducted onto the checklist of the best fighters within the UFC. Till then, his claims appear somewhat doubtful.

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