When Conor McGregor shared his present MMA GOAT rankings many followers and pundits questioned why the identify Demetrious Johnson was not on the record.

McGregor had ranked former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva within the prime spot for present MMA GOAT, this whereas itemizing himself as a really shut second.

The Irishman then pegged Octagon legends Georges St-Pierre and Jon Jones for the third and fourth positions respectively.

Though Conor McGregor picked some comparatively apparent decisions in ‘The Spider’, ‘GSP’ and ‘Bones’, names resembling undefeated light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and longtime flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson have been nowhere to be discovered.

When one fan commented that his MMA GOAT record made no sense with out the inclusion of ‘DJ’, McGregor shared the next clarification for not together with ‘Mighty Mouse’ in his rankings.

“Love Mighty Mouse. All the time give him credit score. One of the expert! However in a restricted competitors division, he ultimately left the highest tier group after dropping a match that was then 1-1. Plus he misplaced his up weight world title try towards Dominic Cruz.”

As famous by Conor McGregor, Demetrious Johnson suffered a unanimous resolution loss to Dominick Cruz in his bid for the promotions bantamweight title at UFC on Versus 6 in October of 2011.

Nevertheless, after claiming the UFC flyweight title with a win over Joseph Benavidez at UFC 152, ‘Mighty Mouse’ would go on to defend the belt eleven instances earlier than struggling a hotly debated break up resolution loss to Henry Cejudo.

Demetrious Johnson (30-3-1 MMA) would later take his abilities to ONE Championship, the place he shortly captured the promotions 135lbs title.

ONE Championship, Demetrious Johnson

As for Conor McGregor, the previous two-division UFC champion obtained a ton of scrutiny for his MMA GOAT record. Fighters like Jon Jones, Nate Diaz and Khabib Nurmagomedov have been fast to bash the Irishman over his rankings.

With reference to his subsequent Octagon look, McGregor is rumored to be in talks for a possible welterweight title shot towards Kamaru Usman which might happen this July.

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This text first appeared on BJPENN.com on Could 24, 2020