Conor McGregor fights Nate Diaz during their welterweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 202 on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, in Las Vegas. McGregor won by split decision. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

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A fierce MMA greatest-of-all-time debate broke out between Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz and Khabib Nurmagomedov on Saturday night.

The sequence began with McGregor revealing his MMA all-time pound-for-pound rankings, with Anderson Silva at No. 1 and himself at No. 2:

McGregor positioned future UFC Corridor of Famer and two-division champion Georges St-Pierre at third and present UFC gentle heavyweight champion Jon Jones a detailed fourth.

Diaz took umbrage towards McGregor’s pound-for-pound GOAT rankings, referencing his submission win towards McGregor at UFC 196 in March 2016 whereas touting his personal candidacy (warning: tweets include profanity):

Khabib, the UFC’s at present undefeated light-weight champion, then jumped into the combination and provided his two cents on McGregor’s GOAT credentials:

The UFC’s present pound-for-pound rankings have Jones at first, with Khabib following in second. McGregor sits in eighth. Diaz isn’t listed within the prime 15.

Struggle Matrix offers the all-time nod to St-Pierre, who completed his profession with a 26-2 skilled report and a 13-match profitable streak that lasted a complete decade from 2007 to 2017.

His defeats got here towards Matt Hughes and Matt Serra, opponents that St-Pierre later defeated in rematches (Hughes twice by way of TKO and submission and Serra as soon as by TKO).

In different phrases, St-Pierre beat each opponent he confronted.

Jones is second on that listing. McGregor’s GOAT decide of Silva is fourth, and Khabib is 22nd.

Among the many three fighters within the debate, Khabib defeated McGregor by way of fourth-round submission throughout their light-weight title match at UFC 229 in October 2018.

Diaz and McGregor have cut up two fights: the aforementioned Diaz submission win and a majority resolution in favor of McGregor at UFC 202 in August 2016. Each Diaz-McGregor fights have been welterweight bouts.

Diaz and Khabib have by no means met within the Octagon.